David Bohm on the implicate order: the influence of a seed on its environment

Note 11. To the Subsection “3.4. Growth and Developmental Motion

David Bohm speaks about the influence of a seed upon its environment as follows: “According to the implicate order, the seed is continually providing inanimate matter in the environment with new information that leads it to produce the living plant or animal. Who is to say, then, that life is not immanent, even before the seed is planted?” The Holographic Paradigm and Other Paradoxes, 193.