What I'm reading:
Borlaug was often called "the father of the Green Revolution", and is credited with saving over a billion people worldwide from starvation.
It is only human arrogance, and the fact that the lives of plants unfold in what amounts to a much slower dimension of time, that keep us from appreciating their intelligence and consequent success. Plants dominate every terrestrial environment, composing ninety-nine per cent of the biomass on earth. By comparison, humans and all the other animals are, in the words of one plant neurobiologist, “just traces.”
This is a thread to talk about:
- The myth of homo sapien supremacy
- The thesis that plants colonized humans, and use us to achieve reproduction at a massive scale
- Whether plants experience pain
- Whether plants have moral standing
- The intelligence of plants
There will be real content soon but I'm busy today. You can ignore this thread in the meantime.