Seeds need certain conditions for them to germinate, conditions of temperature, light, air, moisture, and nutrients. Without proper conditions, germination may be delayed or may never happen at all. Some seeds, particularly those untamed, need specific influences to spur germination. For example, some species need to be exposed to fire in order to germinate. Other seeds may need freezing temperatures or to lie dormant during winters before they will sprout. Even some rare varieties need to be infected by a particular fungus before they will grow, and other seeds need to pass through an animal's intestines, be eaten alive, in order to germinate.People can learn a lot from seeds. Perhaps we are one.