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by Ron-The-Elder
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 14198

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

In a recent video - documentary regarding the ability of plants to sense the emotions of nearby lifeforms an Indian Scientist by the name of Jagadish Chandra Bose was cited as conducting experiments with plant responses: Plant research[edit] Jagadish Chandra Bose His major contribution in the field ...
by Ron-The-Elder
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 656939

Re: Word Association Game

Milk :tongue:
by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 120436

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Hi, Rowboat: Thanks for the graph. However, it is mislabeled. Should read: "from Jan 1880 to Jul 2016. Since Deg F= 1.8 deg C+32 , The variation in July would be (1.8 x 2)+32=35.6 degs F..... Pretty damned hot given Arizona averages 106 in the summer and 80 in the Winter. This year our summer in New...
by Ron-The-Elder
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 14198

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

I have recently been studying Fungi, which are neither plants nor animals. They consume both plants and animals, some decomposing them, while others enter into a symbiotic relationship with both animals and plants exchanging needed nutrients. Interestingly, various fungi are now known to act as the ...
by Ron-The-Elder
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 656939

Re: Word Association Game

Solid :thinking:
by Ron-The-Elder
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 656939

Re: Word Association Game

Revealed :clap:
by Ron-The-Elder
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 14198

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

Watched this video today. Very well done. "Plant Minds" will change your mind about plants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_k2UBbo6as A curious comparative perspective that I gleaned from this video regarding plant intelligence and survival tactics was that much of their neurological system was co...
by Ron-The-Elder
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 14198

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

padmini: " I do believe plants are beautiful, complex being that should not be harmed if not necessary, and I do believe modern farming is not kind to plants either, so I try to stay clear from such products. But in Western society today I think it is impossible to avoid all forms of harming. The o...
by Ron-The-Elder
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 656939

Re: Word Association Game

Exposed :tongue:
by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 656939

Re: Word Association Game

Location :tongue:
by Ron-The-Elder
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 308098

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Hi, padmini: What you say is true, but humans have limited experience when it comes to consequences, because of our short life-spans, cultural, and species biases. If it is true that humans experience many lifetimes as different creatures as divulged in The Jataka Tales, something difficult to verif...
by Ron-The-Elder
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 14198

Re: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?

padmini: "Definitely the plant. I wouldn't even dream about killing the animal, disembowing it and eating it. I think most people would have my same reaction. So I think this image tells a lot about the difference between animals and plants." What you have discovered is how some cultures , perhaps ...
by Ron-The-Elder
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 120436

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Practitioner: " Even if there is global warming who is to say that it is caused by human."
To answer your question, read here: http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ :coffee:

I suppose we have to go through this every so often to bring in the strays and other lost sheep. :hug:
by Ron-The-Elder
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 656939

Re: Word Association Game

Sound :roll:
by Ron-The-Elder
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 120436

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Watching the Olympics introductions on recordings last night and was pleased to find that Brazil was sponsoring reforestation by providing seeds and plants. That's what we need: sequestration of CO2, which is what plants do very well. We cut them down, which led us to the condition we are in, and no...