@40hz, do you remember that book 'Supernature' - it claimed plants responded to people just *thinking* about cutting the plant. No idea if true. Would be interesting to see the same experiment (as in the video!) tried with humans or other animals.
@tomos - indeed I do remember that book. I had several friends who were big Lyall Watson fans. They were also into the whole Findhorn community thing plus some other stuff I've since forgotten about. Their current fav is What the Bleep do We know?
video - which they believe lock stock and barrel.
I'm not disputing there may well be plant 'intelligence.' But I also think:
(a) it hasn't been conclusively 'proven' one way or another
(b) a lot of what is ultimately 'proven' will depend on what you accept as 'intelligence.'
I'd personally like
it to be true. But not so much that I'm willing to accept it on faith as most people I hear advocating for it do.
Just because something "seems to be" doesn't mean it is. Same goes for "looks like" or "is virtually identical to" or "behaves in much the same manner as."
From what I can gather, their devices are measuring changes in galvanic response which are then converted to midi data and passed to a very nice synth module. It's a pretty big leap going from that to calling it "communicating" in my book. But maybe that's just me.
Truth is, whenever you're using one of those 'celestial' sounding 'pad' patches, it's going to sound pretty good. You can turn a two year old kid loose on one of those settings (I have btw) and what comes out will sound very musical in most cases.