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!!"