Well, the contributions from Ajit and Sujju are rather nice! :) I agree. It's quite strange that the solar-system seems to have some peculiarities. And still, it seems to be in some sort of an equilibrium state........but now, I shall shift from astronomy to Biology (an all time favourite subject of mine).................
Q1: What makes plants think? They don't have a formal centre of thinking called brain. If each cell's nucleus is to decide what's to be done, then, aren't there likely to be conflicts? Afterall, not all cells will think alike. So, what makes the plants "tick"?
This question has haunted me for quite some time now. There was a talk by Prof. Mahadevan where he talked about "conscious bacterium". Without any such thing as a "brain", the bacterium seems to modify itself from time to time to adapt to its surroundings! But there, we were talking about ONE cell. Whereas in case of plants (including mammoth trees), we're talking about billions and trillions of cells that seem to work together without any apparent conflicts!!!!
Any intelligent guesses?????????