growing plant

grzegorz kruk gkruk at unix2.tcd.ie
Sun Aug 29 11:06:27 EST 1993


Hello,
When plant grows and above exists branch. Plant omits it 
growing up to the left or growing up to the right. If external
conditions on both sides of the branch were the same what would the
choice of the direction of growing depend on ?  
Could we say then, that a plant has free will ? Even if you have the
same enviroment in the garden every plant (the same sort) grows its own
way, some a bit to the left some a bit to the right. Some of them higher
and curly. It of course not the same level of the human's free will
'cause plants beeing a low level organic form of existence have less
degrees of freedom. They can not walk out from the garden.

If you grow the plant in the basement where are two small the same size
windows and the plant is between them. The same ammount of light comes
from the left window as from the right window. Which window does plant choose
One plant will choose a left one the second one will choose the
direction to the right one. Isn't it called a free will ?

Sincerely,       
Grzegorz Kruk



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