Talking with the Vegetable World
That we should re-open and explore a full palate of diplomatic talks with the vegetable world is not a novel stance to the Reality Sandwich community - it's the mode of communication we debate.
As post-post-modern homo sapiens frantically re-integrate with the green from which green currency arises, distinguished ambassador to the mundi vegetal Daniel Chamowitz reports back to the mothership his "objective scientific" findings from the chlorophyll-heads, like Jane Goodall returning from a stint with the chimps.
How sophisticated is plant-to-plant communication technology? In his new book What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses, Chamowitz humbly offers to add complexity and sophistication to our understanding of vegetable intelligence/awareness/consciousness. The secret lives of plants, at least for a moment, don't seem so numinously clandestine.
Photo by Emory Mort, Maui 2011