Yes, thanks for adding the context of mind to brain, the Peircean
view, in one sense that brain is involved in mind, but also that mind is
much broader than brain, and that there many cases of mind not involving
On Sep 16, 2016 10:26 AM, "Edwina Taborsky" <tabor...@primus.ca> wrote:
> Eugene, list; yes, that's a great example of Mind operating without a
> separate brain. And the natural world does just that. We humans have
> developed a symbolic method of communication, language, but, that doesn't
> mean that the rest of the natural world doesn't operate via informational
> interaction and knowledge development!
> It is indeed like a neural net - that semiosic triad that networks and
> links to other nets. And you don't need symbolic language to generate or
> exchange or receive information.
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Eugene Halton <eugene.w.halto...@nd.edu>
> *To:* Peirce List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> *Sent:* Friday, September 16, 2016 10:13 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [PEIRCE-L] Do trees talk to each other? Express emotions
> and make friends? Barking?
> Dear Charles,
> Myecologist Paul Stamets describes ways trees and other plants have
> communication through fungal networks. They provide something like a neural
> net would for a brain.
> Perhaps one could say that trees have a "brain" without needing a
> brain. And that humans, despite having brains, can be utterly brainless
> when it comes to deforesting the earth.
> Here is a video on fungi where Stamets reports some of his work:
> Gene Halton
> On Sep 16, 2016 9:33 AM, "Charles Pyle" <charlesp...@comcast.net> wrote:
> > There's increasing evidence to show that trees are able to communicate
> with each other. More than that, trees can learn.
> > If that's true — and my experience as a forester convinces me it is —
> then they must be able to store and transmit information.
> > And scientists are beginning to ask: is it possible that trees possess
> intelligence, and memories, and emotions? So, to cut to the quick, do trees
> have brains?
> > It sounds incredible, but when you discover how trees talk to each
> other, feel pain, nurture each other, even care for their close relatives
> and organise themselves into communities, it's hard to be sceptical.
> > -----------------------------------------------------
> > The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They
> Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World
> > Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and
> author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is
> a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to
> describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with
> their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share
> nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other
> of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and
> forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration
> he has observed in his woodland.
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