Month: August 2012

Reality Enforcement in a Consensus Reality

Reality Enforcement The theory of reality enforcement holds that belief in consensus reality (the “reality” of “reality enforcement” is used in this sense)—on which the apparent persistence of consensus reality’s existence may depend—is “enforced” through various means applied against those who challenge it, including involuntary commitment. Thus, believers in reality enforcement are typically sympathetic to …

Consensus Reality and the Idealistic Approach

Consensus reality is the generally agreed reality, based on a consensus view rather than on the strict truth. It is similar to a dream shared by many, becoming stable if enough people think something is true and then it takes on a life of its own. Like morphic fields it can be reinforced by processes …

Plant Neurobiology

Plant neurobiology studies those aspects of plant physiology with perceived similarities to the neurobiological processes of animals. It concerns mostly the sensory adaptive behaviour of plants and plant electrophysiology. The Indian scientist J. C. Bose is credited as the first person to research and talk about neurobiology of plants. Many plant scientists and neuroscientists, however, …

Plants Found to Send Nerve-Like Messages

PLANTS, unlike animals, have no nerves, so scientists have been jolted by the discovery this month that the tomato plant uses an electric signal to alert its defense system against grazing caterpillars. A team of researchers from England and New Zealand reported in the Nov. 5 issue of Nature that when a leaf on a …