After entering the age of science and technology, mankind began to explore the mysteries of matter and the mysteries of life through the power of science and technology. Life has always been considered by us to be the most miraculous and complex thing. It has been more than half a century since human beings walked out of the earth, but we have not found any extraterrestrial life in the universe.
The earth is currently the only life planet known to mankind. On this life planet, there are more than millions of various kinds of life, including plants, microbes, and more advanced animals. Humans are the wisdom of advanced animals. Life is the overlord standing at the top of the entire biological chain.
So where is the real mystery of life? After Darwin proposed the theory of evolution, scientists began to focus on the path of evolution. Through research and exploration, we found that genes are life factors that affect life, and gene mutations affect the evolutionary direction of life. The birth of mankind is precisely because a certain kind of special mutation occurred in a gene of the ancient ape millions of years ago, and it embarked on the path of intelligent evolution.
So are genes the core mystery of life? With the continuous advancement of human science and technology, scientists have discovered the existence of consciousness. The reason why human beings are intelligent life is precisely because we have a special intelligent consciousness. Consciousness is an invisible and intangible thing, until now we still don’t know. Realize whether the bottom belongs to matter, or it is another thing we don’t know at all.
In addition to human beings, animals are also conscious. So besides animals, are plants or other non-living substances also conscious? Some people may say that consciousness is given to animals by nature. Plants that cannot act cannot have consciousness, and even non-biological animals cannot have consciousness. Is this really the case?
In order to find the answer to this question, scientists have carried out a series of related slits. One of the common experiments is the most famous, and it is the “Baxter Effect Experiment.” Cliff Baxter is an often rich polygrapher who invented a very special detection device.
What is special about this instrument? Its special feature is that this instrument is not used to detect people, but to detect the emotions of plants. Will plants still have emotions? It is estimated that many people will not believe this, and Cliff Baxter also does not believe that plants have the feelings and emotions of animals. But to prove that plants have no emotions, you need to use experiments to prove it, so this special test instrument appeared.
The experiment process is like this: Baxter first connects the plant to the instrument, and then uses fire to walk around the plant. When the fire approached the plant, the value displayed by the instrument increased significantly, and after the fire was removed, the value would soon fall back until it returned to the original value.
The result of this data change surprised Cliff Baxter. This is different from the original expectation. If the plant does not have any emotions, then when the fire moves around it, there will be no change in the value of the instrument. But the real result is that there is a significant change in the instrument value, which shows that plants are responding to the approach of fire. What does this show? It shows that plants also have basic consciousness and will show some emotions.
After making this major discovery, Cliff Baxter was very excited. He conducted 25 experiments with different plants, and finally got the same experimental results, which proved that plants and animals will be the same when facing life threats. The same showed obvious emotional reactions. This emotional response is a form of consciousness.
Through a simple experiment, scientists confirmed that plants are also conscious and that they are not unique to animals. So will non-biological matter also exist consciously? It is estimated that many scientists will not do such boring experiments. In the eyes of most people, it is impossible for non-biological substances like stones to have consciousness. If they exist, it will be a completely subversive result.
Some scientists thought of a very old philosophical point of view, that is, everything is connected. This ancient philosophical point of view tells us that everything is connected. From a scientific point of view, everything is conscious. We now know that animals and plants exist consciously, so why can’t non-biological substances?
Scientists upgraded the instruments used in the Baxter experiment, increasing its accuracy by nearly ten times, and then connected it to the stone. I believe everyone knows that stone is an ordinary non-biological substance that can be seen everywhere on the earth, so what will the results of the experiment behave like? Is the data moving or not?
If the stone does not respond to danger, there will be no fluctuations in the data on the instrument. But the results of the experiment shocked the scientists once again and broke people’s glasses. When the scientists also used fire as a threat to approach the stone, the value of the experimental instrument had a significant fluctuating response. This is a result that completely subverts our cognition. This shows that the stone also shows the same reaction as the plant, and it is also conscious.
So is this result just showing on the stone? In order to make the answer more convincing, scientists have tested many non-biological things, and finally got the same results. The values of the experimental instruments will change in different ranges, which once again proves that non-biological substances also exist consciously. of.
It’s just that there is an answer to stones that are conscious. Not all scientists accept it. Some scientists believe that the change in the value of the instrument does not mean that they are conscious. It is only caused by the tremor of the particles inside the object.
In any case, through these experiments, let us have a new understanding of the world. There is no doubt about the consciousness of plants and animals. However, there is no definite answer to the tremor of internal particles or a manifestation of consciousness when the stone faces fire and other threats.
Of course, even non-biological substances such as stones have consciousness here, so this kind of consciousness is estimated to be very different from the consciousness of plants, the consciousness of animals, and the consciousness of human beings. Human consciousness is unique. It can be said to be a high-level expression of consciousness. The consciousness of animals is complex, while the consciousness of plants and stones is relatively simple. It may be an instinctive reaction.
If in the future scientists prove that the reaction of the stone is also a manifestation of consciousness, then all things are conscious will become the final conclusion. Such a conclusion can completely subvert our understanding of this world and the universe. Especially for the universe, it may be some kind of existence that humans cannot understand. At that time, consciousness may be pushed to the altar and become the king of the universe.