Here’s an old but goody from TED.com featuring author Michael Pollan, whom we’ve covered regularly on SFSG. If you haven’t read The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals do it now! Your body, your conscious, the environment, and what you eat will thank you! Video below.
Description: What if human consciousness isn’t the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn’s clever strategy game, the ultimate prize of which is world domination? Michael Pollan asks us to see things from a plant’s-eye view — to consider the possibility that nature isn’t opposed to culture, that biochemistry rivals intellect as a survival tool. By merely shifting our perspective, he argues, we can heal the Earth. Who’s the more sophisticated species now?