As much as we often like to pretend that we are a unique creation, crafted by Mother Nature’s loving touch to be superior to all the other species She hath created…
Articles like the first two just go to show that there is far more equality to be found in all Her creations, than humanity often likes to acknowledge.
One such thing? The similar way biological systems adapts to stress through their circadian clocks.
Plants do it to be able to withstand extreme environmental stresses put on their system in the forms of extreme cold or drought:
All living things – humans, animals, plants, microbes – are influenced by circadian rhythms, which are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. In the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michael Thomashow, University Distinguished Professor of molecular genetics, along with MSU colleagues Malia Dong and Eva Farré, has identified that the circadian clock provides key input required for plants to attain maximum freezing tolerance.
“The integration of cold-signaling pathways with the circadian clock may have been an important evolutionary event that has contributed to plant adaptation to cold environments,” Thomashow said. [Read More]
Humans circadian clocks make the needed adjustments to help the body withstand the biological stresses that come with old age.
Our sleep cycles are governed by the circadian genes in our cells. These genes are expressed at different strengths during the day, with the peak periods corresponding to when we’re awake. These circadian genes work in a 24-hour cycle, but the precise times at which the genes peak and dip shifts earlier as people grow older. That’s why older people tend to get up and go to bed much earlier than their younger peers. [Read More]
In the end, it all comes down to a biological entities need to adapt…
We all need it.
And Mother Nature?
It’s what she does and quite honestly? I often find our connection to Mother Nature and all her creations breathtaking and should be respected, appreciated and honored…
Come on – Seriously?
What are ‘people’ laws don’t screw things up enough NOW, we have to add to it…
UNITED NATIONS — Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country. [Read More]
COMING SOON: Tree and Bug Lawyers!
Sad part is?
This is probably more predictive than any of us realize.