This is a question that has been now in my minds for many years, i would like to share this with the readers, people from botany or science background plz enligten me..
As the legend goes that an apple fell on newton’s head and he asked “why” and that led to the discovery of laws of gravitation.
So another smart guy in India (hah! thts me) was eating an apple and he realised just for this small 2 to 3 seeds why does the tree take all the trouble to create this fruit. I mean the tree stores all its energy in the fruits, why would a plant do that. Take for instance water melon, it stores so much water in its fruits just for some dry seeds or does it have any other reason to do so. does that plant make the fruit on purpose so that the animals can feed on it??.
Leave the fruit aside there are those thorny seeds that gets struck on your clothes and on fur of sheeps and goats, my science teacher told me that the plant has those kind of seeds so that it would get struck on sheeps and goats and can spread itself to wider distance. Ok agreed. But how does the plant know k that sheeps and goats are going to carry it, how is the plant aware of the existence of sheeps and goats.
also i saw in discovery once, that there is a seed of some tree which some squirrels like or other such animals take and hide them inside the mud to eat later, and the seeds are such that if it hasnt been dug inside the earth it wont germinate. So the existence of that tree depends on these animals, there was some logic in that but i forgot actually, the plants fruits were specially conditioned by the plant so that this could happen. so it means that the plant know about those animals?? how does it know.
There are numerous such plants which spread its seeds after the animal has excreted it, as if the plant knew that the seed would be eaten so the seeds are made such that it wont become useless after going thru the process of digestion and excretion.
Is there a natural conspiracy in this, are the plants designed in such a way to suit the other forms of life, All this complex universe working in this amazing order perfectly, its too perfect to be true. It seems like universe has been created on purpose, something hard for an atheist like me to digest. Theory of evolution is about the path taken by individual species for their own benefit, but in this complex universe that seems incompatible. seems like everything has been set in order by some force. some force that balances these numerous physical and natural laws. As if these laws were made on purpose to suit us. There are enuf things for us to eat, why is it that there are fruits, vegetables, cerals and pulses. why no other category, it seems so perfect. A complete diet has been created..
sometimes i just think too much.
though i dont care for comments much, but i wud appreciate if someone can solve this question for me..