Well, there’s plenty of people in this country who believe that Moses returned from a mountain having spoken to God through a burning bush.
Would you believe that if you read such a story in your newspaper of choice?
From website " Straight Dope"
When asked about the Burning Bush that Moses saw and God spoke to him, devote Christians think God did , however according to Botanists
there are plants that have adapted to fire in various ways. The cones of several species of pine, for example, are serotinous — that is, they open only when exposed to extremely high temperature, making fire an essential part of the reproductive process. (Bruce Springsteen once wrote a song about this.) The fire has to be of external origin, though — the pines don’t torch themselves.
It’s possible some other plants eliminate the middleman. The leading candidate is Dictamnus albus, a flowering shrub that grows to a height of about two feet.
Native to a wide swath of Europe and Asia, including Israel, it’s commonly called “fraxinella,” “dittany,” and, more pertinently for our story, “gas plant” and “burning bush.”
On warm days D. albus exudes vapor that readily ignites if you hold a match to it, and some say it ignites all by itself if the sun is hot enough.
But — here’s where things start to get biblical — the vapor burns so quickly that it doesn’t consume or even damage the plant.
This naturally brings to mind Exodus 3:2: “And the angel of the Lord appeared unto [Moses] in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.”
So D. albus is Moses’s burning bush, right? Many biblical commentators think so (or at least they think the bush was a spontaneously combusting plant)
It may have been an act of God, or Mother Nature who knows for certain,