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What About Traditional Ecological Knowledge?

Understanding plant sentience requires more than simply looking at how plants behave. Given their sessile nature, plants rely on intricate relationships with each other and with other species. Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) offers a broad insight into these connections, emphasizing the importance of observing and learning from the natural world by actively participating in it.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge suggests that plants are not solitary entities but part of a complex web of life, engaging in sophisticated interactions that ensure their survival and prosperity. This wisdom, passed down through generations, teaches us that to truly comprehend plant consciousness, we must immerse ourselves in their world, recognizing their agency and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

By embracing TEK, we open ourselves to a deeper understanding of life, where every organism is an active participant in the shared consciousness of our planet. This holistic approach is what Jack Hunter would like us to explore more fully when discussing plant sentience. Without it, we risk a short-sighted approach that fails to recognize the true nature of plants.

Topics Covered about Traditional Ecological Knowledge:

  • TEK affords greater insight into understanding relationships in nature
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and its relationship with scientific ecological knowledge (SEK)
  • The importance of participation and interaction with the natural world

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References

Hunter, J. (2021). What About Traditional Ecological Knowledge? Further Thoughts on “Are Plants Sentient?” Edgescience #45. March 2021 / 17

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