Do you think plants have feelings?

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28 Mar 2024, 8:43 pm

Do you think plants have feelings?



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28 Mar 2024, 9:07 pm

I think plants have feelings. I think that all living things have feelings.


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28 Mar 2024, 9:18 pm

there is a book that came out in the early 70s called "the secret life of plants" which posits that plants have feelings, sentience.



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28 Mar 2024, 9:29 pm

so?Do we need to use electric shocks instead of kitchen knives to deal with food?


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28 Mar 2024, 9:53 pm

:huh:



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28 Mar 2024, 9:55 pm

auntblabby wrote:
there is a book that came out in the early 70s called "the secret life of plants" which posits that plants have feelings, sentience.


Its also the title of an album by Stevie Wonder.

NOT one of his more popular albums. But a daring stab at psychedelia.



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28 Mar 2024, 10:20 pm

I don't think it's possible to have feelings without a brain, although I'm willing to change my mind if science provides convincing evidence to the contrary.
I'm considering becoming a vegetarian, but I can't cut plants out of my diet too. That would leave just mushrooms. Not really feasible.


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28 Mar 2024, 10:47 pm

This guy did.


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28 Mar 2024, 11:08 pm

I believe that the whole earth is a living organism and I believe in "The Gaia Hypothesis". :nerdy:


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30 Mar 2024, 12:15 pm

If plants have feelings then it must be wrong to eat them, too. And then we won't be allowed to even eat fruits, vegetables or grains without being called a murderer. I can see the extreme vegetable rights groups right now, breaking into groceries stores and gardens and releasing all the produce into the wild, where it will become an invasive species and suck out all the nutrients in the ground that the wild plants need. And then they'll be forcing their pets that are natural herbivores, like rabbits, guinea pigs and horses, to eat a plastic diet since eating any living thing is wrong and I don't know what else they can eat.

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30 Mar 2024, 1:55 pm

to L>I>V>E is to be E<V<I<L. in this zero-sum world everything exists at the convenience of everything else, it seems.



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30 Mar 2024, 1:58 pm

I heard that grass screams when it gets cut


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30 Mar 2024, 2:03 pm

I think my kitchen plant is feeling a bit under the weather. It's dropping most of its leaves.


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30 Mar 2024, 3:28 pm

Rossall wrote:
I think my kitchen plant is feeling a bit under the weather. It's dropping most of its leaves.


Yeah I've brought mine back to life so many times that I've named him Lazarus


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30 Mar 2024, 3:48 pm

auntblabby wrote:
to L>I>V>E is to be E<V<I<L. in this zero-sum world everything exists at the convenience of everything else, it seems.


But only if English is your primary language. :nerdy:


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