Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Newton, Gravity,The Apple And Botany

the thought of writing a post on this topic came to mind while attending plant physiology lecture. I thought of developing it into a nice skit but due to my laziness I did nothing. so it's better to write as it is or the idea will be forever lost in the crowd of my endless thoughts. enough of intro......here's the main thing


what's the most famous discovery of physics?? probably gravity. we all know, irrespentive of our field, about the story of Newton watching the falling of an apple and discovering gravity.
probably u all know the story since ur childhood. so plz answer. what the story is about???? physics????

surprise!!!!!! my dear. botany is the key factor behind this great discovery.let me explain to the ignorant minds.

ethylene, a plant hormone is responsible for abscission of leaves and fruits. and so the apple would neverhave fallen from the tree, if not for ethylene. and if ethylene was not present in the apple tree...Newton would look at the apple and probably wonder about its taste and end up in eating that.
so who's responsible for the discovery of gravity??? Sir Isac Newton but shouldn't some credit go to botany????

[ i'm feeling like robert langdon of 'da vicin code' fame. and what a sweet revenche it is on our friends from the physics depertment of presidency college]

p.s.: i could not help but mentioning two lines i saw on a t-shirt

"Gravity Is A Myth
The Earth Sucks!!"

12 comments:

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Am first! :D

hahaha!! Don't tell me!!!

You indeed are the Robert Langdon of Da Vinci Code!!! :P

But btw ... the question isnt whoz behind the falling of the apple ... it is wht does the fallin apple indicate! ok lol am confused ... forget it!!

nice theory btw eh! :P

Abaniko said...

I'm glad it was Botany. Had it been Geology (study of rocks), gravity may have never been discovered.

d4u said...

I c...interesting!
And as 4 the T-shirt..kool lines:p!

debarati said...

that was my tshisrt [:D]




as for the post, hey real nice dwai !! saLA onek din pore ekta bhalo chharli, TKS sir er classes are FINALLY paying off

Soumyadip said...

Even zoology deserves its due share of credit. Him being born in the first place comes under the influence of that branch of science.

Abaniko said...

I think I need to make my comment clearer:

I'm glad it was Botany. Had it been Geology (just don't ask me where the falling object will be coming from), Newton would NEVER have the chance to discover gravity.

Gangadhar said...

Interesting!!Nice way of defending your Botany...
Btw ,Ethylene is a chemical(organic,hydro carbon) compound nah..Then shouldn't the credit goes to chemistry? lol

take care

debarati said...

@ soumyadeep


well sorry , d credit doesnt go to zoology , it goes to physiology [:D]

Arz000n said...

Gravity is a myth..
and ma scores in Physics used to suck loads....nothing else can suck that much

Grrrrrrrr...

jac said...

Nice words on the T-shirt. Will be back again. Thanks for the visit

Soumyadip said...

My dim-witted comment bought forth this observation:

"was it necessary to project ur ignorance? newton's birth is not a field of zoology. it deals with human physiology.or u may call
physiology only. but never zoology. coz that branch dealts with all animals except human. got it dumbo!!!!!!!"


I eat my words and plead ignorance in the matters of zoology and physiology. Though it was always anatomy that interested me.

aklanta said...

I do not feel Biology has so much to do with "apple falling" because they will fall whether there's any hormone playing or not if you catapult stone, and they will surely come down.…so it’s only force that to be blamed for and so is Physics...and "falling apple" was not as important as "falling downward"...it the downward fall was what inspired Newton...

Whatever, you produced strong fuggy logic...

PS: thanks for dropping in my blog...