Though a little long, the following article is worth your time to read. A researcher at Duke University proposes that plants have a sophisticated communication system. Though there are critics of this theory, I tend to agree with the Duke researcher. Plants haven’t survived millions of years without some type of sophisticated communication mechanism. There is so much about other living beings that we do not know.
An excellent article appeared in the Washington Post about the dangers of focusing on
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as opposed to a broader liberal arts
education. Being a philosophy major, I agree that focusing too much on specific technical
disciplines rather than a more well-rounded education does not put future generations at
advantage in the world; students should be taught how to think creatively and critically
and not be limited to learning specific technical skills.