Lysham, famous for his knowledge of evolution, does not use its dictionary as a means of proving that all plants have an evolutionary past. Nor that all evolutionary past was good. For more than 10 years, Lysham was puzzled by the development of intelligent species, usually compared with others. Since reading “The Secret Life of Plants” by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, Lysham has spent his career trying to prove that plant intelligence can not be faked. Inspired by former C.I.A polygraph expert Cleve Backster, who after an experiment concluded with the fact that plants can think, Lysham has carried out his own experiments.

Through experiments, he was able to show that deforestation was a distinct component of what is present. As many activists and scientists all over the world feel deeply for the topic, Lysham gained a lot of respect after he published his research. He had been able to record the communication between the trees that were left in an area that had been heavily deforested, and could present an overview of how those trees – and how the forests are able to have a strong, integrated front line.

Another matter which he found especially interesting, was the fact that plant intelligence will also integrate more than 500 IP addresses in a variety of different protocols. Lysham would spend most of his time in his office with his many plants, and therefore read various articles, publications and research done by other scientists and the like. One evening, he was reading a statement, claiming that humans find it easier to grant computers intelligence rather than plants. After all, computers are more intelligent than dolphins. Sharing with Backster the conviction that plants can read our minds, Lysham was curious as to how the plants would react to such statements.

He hooked the plants up to the machine he made in the beginning of his career, which enables him to record communication between plants. From his recordings he was able to read about the plants’ plan to integrate the IP addresses, as a way to prove that plant intelligence will not be eroded by the spill.