Monday December 30th 2013 Tim
Any word with the idea 'neuron' contained
within it, must for some minds, necessarily reflect a nucleated cell
body with one or more dendrites and a single axon. These structures are
'impulse conducting cells' not found in plants. And so, for some minds
"neurology of plants" is just so much nonsense, because plants don't
have 'neurons.' In response to this old farted-ness, those
proposing a new paradigm for an understanding of living things have come
up with the word "signaling" as a surrogate for 'impulse conducting
neurons.' And I have an aversion to the word 'signaling,' so I'll
be unable to support its use.
And there are some who might suggest my aversion to the word
'signaling' results from a little bit of a sulk in me that
follows a rejection of my own alternative to both
'signaling' and 'neuron' which remains 'disseminating
meaning from the slope.' The letter itself was quite
polite. It thanked me for my support, suggested I navigate
to the 'donate' page, which my judges assured me was
adequately secured by the most trustworthy of algorithms.
It then wished me a "Happy New Year." All of which I
thought rather quaint.