It's not "my premise"

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Posted by Ballpark Frank ( on 13:47:58 03/15/17

In Reply to: My nonscientific view posted by MO Pat E

Hi Pat,

I first heard the premise from Dr. John Emerick, a noted scientist, back in the 1980s. At that point, there was plenty of empirical evidence of tree communication. What had not been thoroughly researched and unraveled was the method by which trees were doing it. What Suzanne Simard did was to develop a piece of well thought out empirical research, conduct the research, and subject it to rigorous statistical validation. The research speaks for itself, and explains the nuts and bolts of how the process works.

I have heard researchers in Yellowstone speak of seeing evidence of this phenomenon in both the aspen and the whitebark pine communities.

Keep in mind that Suzanne's findings do not tell us that trees are sentient beings, capable of thought and reasoning. There could easily be an electro-mechanical base driving what we are detecting, similar to the processes that drive metabolism and respiration in animals, including humans. Those are completely separate systems from what goes on in our brains (although those systems support the physical capability of the brain to engage in calculations, emotions, rational thought, etc.).


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