The Secret Life of Plants Peter Tomkins and Christopher Bird, 1973.
Luther Burbank (1848-1946); lecture: “How to Produce New Fruits and Flowers“, American Pomological Society Gathering
“In pursuing the study of any of the universal and everlasting laws of nature,
whether relating to the life, growth, structure and movements of a giant planet, the tiniest plant, or the psychological movements of the human brain,
some conditions are necessary before we can become one of nature’s interpreters or of the creator of any valuable work for the world.
Preconceived notions, dogmas, and all personal prejudice and bias must be laid aside.
Listen patiently, quietly, and reverently to the lessons, and one by one, which Mother Nature has to teach, shedding light on that which was before a mystery,
so that all who will, may see and know.
She conveys her truths only to those who are passive and receptive.
Accepting these truths as suggested, wherever they may lead, then we have the whole universe in harmony with us.
At last man has found a solid foundation for science, having discovered that he is part of a universe which is eternally unstable in form, eternally immutable in substance.”