Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Dubiology: Chelsea Specht
by Gary Niederhoff on November 28, 2011
Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Dubiology, featuring Chelsea Specht, Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, addressing claims of plants’ capacity to feel pain. (TRT 7:38)
Could your favorite Earthling also be your favorite Martian?
Allow me to respond: The answer is "yes." It's possible that billions of years ago, tiny bits of biology quit the Red Planet and infected ours. If so, your family tree -- and that of every other terrestrial life form -- has its deepest roots not in the ancient oceans of Earth, but... (read more)