Mind of Plants: The Intelligence of Plants

An insightful and well researched documentary on plants, about their place on our planet, in the food chain, and showcases mind blowing evidence that not only are they more evolved than even humans, but they more than just passively produce oxygen; they actually think and interact with the world around them in a much more active way than most people could ever imagine.

From learning that there are over six hundred species of carnivorous plants, to hearing about trees purposely raising the levels of a chemical in their leaves to kill the animals feeding on it, Mind of Plants is the ultimate in re-education about the living beings all around us that we take for granted every day.

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  1. I might have missed something, but to me this is too much wishful thinking and not at all objective.. They hastedly label chemical responses with intelligence. Most of the documentary, if not all, is about developments, however ingenious, that are the result of millions of years of evolution. They have nothing to do with mind. They are a direct result of reproduction and survival. They are chemical rather than instinctive, hence the comparison with social insects is false. The response of ants to chemical messages from peers is actually a result of a primitive intelligence (~instinct), while that of the acacia has nothing to do with instinct, let alone intelligence. It’s just a sequence of chemical reactions that the plant developed over time by natural selection.

    Of course, one could say that intelligence is actually nothing more than an even more complex sequence of chemical reactions, but that’s an entirely different discussion.

    The only example in this entire documentary that made me curious is the dancing plant that can be trained, but they completely omitted anything about this, making me wonder whether it’s even true. What kind of documentary skips the only part that actually supports the hypothesis?

    This and the fact that the documentary wasn’t at all informative (IMO), made it feel almost like a clickbait.

  2. My Hearty congrats. I think its a new exploration that plants too have mind. Ofcourse plants are hurt by exploitatiö of human. Plants giv us rain, shelter, food and watr. We should look at their mind too. Great work. Sure it would b an initiation to save t environment.

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  4. Wonderful documentary, it helps to understand more how frequency and vibratation are controlled at the sub cellular level. Prehaps the length of the amino acids of dna have each a specific frequency..if you combine these frequencies you have a super healing sound wave..

    • This docu is indeed pretty awesome but it doesnt mention anything about frequency of vibrations or how they are controlled… you did…. now get your healing sound wave talk out of here! This is about hard plant science, and a little soft theory (root brain theory), not about some psudo-science-harmonic-vibration BS.

      Also DNA is a polymer of nucleotides not amino acids… proteins are made from AA’s. #science #dont_be_a_fool

      • Bahaha! Thank you very much for clarifying.. Am keen to check this out.

      • thanks for clarifying i almost skipped over this doc.

        • If you are into plant science dont skip this docu. Im a graduate student studying plant biochem and I will say I learned a few things from this one, way more than I would pick up in a 3 hour lecture. There are some really great universities that helped compile the info and it is presented very well.

          The dancing plant blew me away! Now im going to have to get one and teach it to dance… seeds are pretty cheap on ebay.