The Mathematical Ability of Plants
PLANTS use a complex process called photosynthesis to extract energy from sunlight to create food.
By day, plants convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into starch and sugars. During the night, many species consume the starch stored during the day.
科学家对阿拉伯 芥 做了实验，阿拉伯芥是一种十字花科的植物。他们发现这种植物能根据夜晚的长短，仔细计算出如何分配所储存的养分。不管夜间长度是8、12或16小时，它都可以根据夜晚时间的长短，来分配所剩的淀粉量，然后计算出消耗淀粉的最佳速度。
The findings were based on experiments on a plant of the mustard family called Arabidopsis thaliana. Researchers found that this plant carefully rations its food reserves according to the length of the night, no matter whether 8, 12, or 16 hours remained until dawn. Evidently, the plant divides the amount of starch available by the length of time remaining until dawn, thus determining the optimal rate of consumption.
Did the mathematical ability of plants come about by evolution? Or was it designed?
English: The Mathematical Ability of Plants