When Plants Dream
“Is it possible that other forms of sentience exist, in some way we don’t understand yet, in those subtler dimensions that string theorists propose? Could such entities enter and explore our world in the seemingly innocuous guise of shrubs, vines, fungi and cacti? When we deciphered the genetic code, biologists assumed we would discover that humanity possessed the most complex and advanced genome of all species. To our surprise, we discovered that many seemingly simpler life forms hid a far more elaborate genetic structure with a much larger genome than humans do (a mountain flower, Paris Japonica, has a genome 50 times larger than our own species). Does this unfathomable complexity suggest these entities may know and perceive in ways we can’t yet discern? Are we getting a hint that our rightful place in the natural order is different from what we currently suppose?” From When Plants Dream.