Natures wonders: Plant defense (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, December 13, 2013, 15:27 (2077 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Decision-making, based on the processing of information, is an attribute of intelligence.

Tony has carefully explained how this can work automatically, no innate intelligence involved, all programming.

dhw:That is what we would all like to know. You insist that God has worked every detail out in advance, so no decisions are necessary ... the plant merely follows God's 10,954th set of inherited instructions (or he pops in to dabble). I am suggesting that the plant cells work it out for themselves, using biochemistry to do the job. As Woese says: "If they are not machines, then what are organisms?" Maybe plants too are intelligent beings.

If I counld accept that God is as omniscient as religions describe, than I wouldn't wonder about the issue of dabbling. Tony's answer of five hours ago covers the problem.

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