Oct 13, 2019
Can plants talk? Can Leonard Nimoy make this topic interesting?
The answer to both questions will be discussed in this episode
where we look at the first episode of In Search Of...
which considers the question of plant communication.
Episode on YouTube
Marcel Vogel - thought plants have feelings. Research chemist, San Jose, CA. Uses machines and the mind's "inner eye."
Vogel was deeply interested in "crystal energy" and involved with the UFO work of Billy Meier. Meier's "UFO" images were the basis of the "I Want To Believe" poster in the X-Files.
Conjuring Science by Christopher Toumey
Does music affect plant growth and health?http://www.dovesong.com/positive_music/plant_experiments.asp
Myth Busters did an ep on this too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZGDbA9HER4 - they found it plausible. (I'm still very skeptical - Blake)
Plant Talk research: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagadish_Chandra_Bose
Radiolab episode on talking plants: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/smarty-plants
Kendall Johnson obituary.
Cleve Baxter - Polygraph and CIA
Interesting story on tree cooperation that we cut mostly because of a terrible pun.
It is difficult to say when these episodes "first aired" because the listings are all over the place.