Why are plants less sensitive then animals? - (Jun/23/2005 )
Hello, I'm new to this forum.
I have a question and i would be glad if someone can answer me.
Life on earth had experienced many events of extinctions..
Now ,fossils can "testify" that plants were less damaged and hurt from extinctions then animals..
And I wanted to ask why are plants less sensitive then animals?
Please don't answer generally, but explain to me in what ways are they less sensitive? Why did they survive better in such events of extinctions (meteors etc.)?
Sounds like an essay question to me!
It is not true that plants are less sensitive than animals, there have been many instances of massive plant extinctions, in line with the dinosaur extinctions. True, similar groups of plants (such as conifers) have survived to today, but then so did animals (mammals, lizards, frogs, fish, insects etc). All that can be said is that some groups of animals and plants were hit harder than others (we don't know why), but we can speculate as to the reasons: Giant dinosaurs such as Apatosaurus probably warm blooded, needed lots of food to stay alive, massive plant extinction= massive herbivore extinction= massive carnivore extinction.
It makes sense.
but if you look on google with keyword: plant-plant interraction, you will see a lot of example that through revolution, plant have a lot of mechanism for aliving. then you will wonder that you can't tell them not intelligent