Goethe & "the metamorphosis of plants"
This German author is not only a famous writer and cantor of Romanticism and the century of light, but also an expert in botanism.
In his essay on the "Metamorphosis of Plants", he attempted to understand the morphology and the analogy of plants and sketched a theory of their evolution.
He was looking in some way for the "original plant" that all plants would come from ...
He used an empirical method based on observation and analogy, which was subsequently adopted by many researchers throughout the nineteenth century and particularly by Rudolf Steiner, initiator of biodynamics.
Recent research in plant genetics today confirms the accuracy of Goethe's theses and validates his approach to botany.