We often hear people saying that the world is interconnected. This, however, is more like a marketing tool than a fact. People who want to spread awareness about tree planting and caring for the environment typically say these phrases as a way to entice people to pick up the trash or protect mother earth.
But recently, a study has finally proven that human is interconnected with mother nature. The thanks for the success of this study goes to Dr. Olaf Kruse.
His study initially focused on the algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. We know that this particular alga can produce oxygen through photosynthesis. This is what the alga uses to create energy. In Kruse’s new findings, however, the alga is also capable of producing energy through multiple sources.
This is where things get a bit more interesting. The alga could absorb the energy of nearby plants. At first, this seems like a pretty technical discovery. If you think about it, however, you will see that this has more to do about how living creatures are interconnected with each other.
For instance, us humans rely on sunlight, food calories, water minerals, and oxygen to survive. Now, with Kruse’s discovery, we can vouch for the fact that every living creature on earth, is in fact, dependent on each other.
Kruse placed several plants in a dark room where it cannot obtain its usual source of energy. What he saw amazed him. Instead of withering away, the plants produced energy with the help of each other. Each plant pulled energy from the single-celled plants near them.
How Did This Happen?
This isn’t some miracle. Nor is Kruse a magician of some kind. The plants were able to pull energy from each other because of the green algae that are present in every one of them. This green alga contains enzymes that are also capable of producing proteins, which can absorb the cellulose of other plants.
For many years, we believed that we already know there is everything to know about plants owing to the countless studies scientists have had on them. Kruse’s discovery, on the other hand, proves everything we know about plants to be false.
There’s some good and bad news. The bad news is that we still have a lot of researching and exploring to do. What Kruse’s findings tell us is that there is still a lot of things we don’t know about nature. It tells us that in spite of the several scientific proofs given to us, we must not immediately believe everything we see or read in the news.
The good news is that thanks to Kruse, we have now gained a better understanding of how nature works. Kruse’s research does not only apply to plants. It is relevant to people as well.
How We Are Affected With Each Other’s Energy
Have you ever noticed how being with different kinds of people could affect our mood so drastically? Kruse believes that just like plants, we are also capable of absorbing the feelings of one another.
As to how Kruse put it, plants are capable of literally eating each other through the absorption of cellulose. If that’s the case, we, on the other hand, can feed off each other through emotions.
How Other Elements Of Nature Affect Us
Humans aren’t the only ones who can have an impact on our lives. Kruse believes that other elements of nature have that effect on us as well.
Imagine yourself having a tough day with no one to talk to. During these times, you feel like you want to lie down in the grass and watch the sunset. And then after, everything feels a lot better.
This isn’t a coincidence. We are more connected to the earth than most of us think.