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Can Plants Think?

Turns out they can - sorry vegetarians!

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Can Plants Think?. Turns out they can - sorry vegetarians!
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Hits: 2756 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.2 | Category: Science | Date: 01/09/2014
 
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skullgrin
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 915 Posts
Saturday, January 11, 2014 9:52:20 AM
"This is a set of chemical processes that are a result of evolutionary stimuli. In no way is this "Plants thinking". This guy's videos are usually really good but he missed the ball on this one."

and you consider this to not be "thinking" because why? Because it is not how animal life on this planet thinks? You have a very narrow concept of what defines intelligence and thinking.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:36:38 PM
~nibbles an acorn, then holds it to ear to listen for tiny scream~

*phew*

~resumes nibbling contentedly~

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4449 Posts
Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:22:53 PM
This is a set of chemical processes that are a result of evolutionary stimuli. In no way is this "Plants thinking". This guy's videos are usually really good but he missed the ball on this one.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33873 Posts
Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:17:01 PM

Can plants think? Well after enough beer the barley & hops do all my thinking for me.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5678 Posts
Thursday, January 9, 2014 11:39:54 AM
Well done video, but the title was "Can plants think?" Which is definitely a "no." They can respond, interact and adapt, but that isn't thinking. Plants can even send electrical signals through the soil to influence growth of other plants. But this is all just evolution doing what it does, and to think plants would need consciousness.

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