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[Share] Don't waste your emotions on plants, they have no feelings, grumpy scientists say.

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Post time: 11-7-2019 03:38:39 Posted From Mobile Phone
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Though this young seedling is bathed in light, it feels no joy or comfort in response to the sun's warmth.
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▼ A tree falls in the woods; but whether or not anyone hears it, the tree has no regrets. Nor does it experience fear, anger, relief or sadness as it topples to the ground. Trees — and all plants, for that matter — feel nothing at all, because consciousness, emotions and cognition are hallmarks of animals alone, scientists recently reported in an opinion article.
The idea that plants have some degree of consciousness first took root in the early 2000s; the term "plant neurobiology" was coined around the notion that some aspects of plant behavior could be compared to intelligence in animals. Though plants lack brains, the firing of electrical signals in their stems and leaves nonetheless triggered responses that hinted at consciousness, researchers previously reported.
But such an idea is bunk, according to the authors of the new article. Plant biology is complex and fascinating, but it differs so greatly from that of animals that so-called evidence of plants' intelligence is intriguing but inconclusive, the scientists wrote.
In animals, neurobiology refers to the biological mechanisms through which a  nervous systemregulates behavior, according to Harvard University's Mind Brain  Behavior Interfaculty Initiative. (▪ ▪ ▪)

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Post time: 11-7-2019 10:31:25
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I believe that plants do have feeling. We may not be able to see their immediate response but they do feel our presence and touch.

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Post time: 11-7-2019 16:17:23
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Edited by asr335704 at 11-7-2019 04:32 PM

Further scientific research can shed more light on this and more conclusive results can be produced in future with use of advanced technology.

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Post time: 12-7-2019 07:01:13
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Scientist must be a fierce non-vegetarian and wanting to put himself on some pedestal.

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Post time: 12-7-2019 11:49:43
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Sometimes, we don't understand certain things because they are not in line with what we believe to be true. So the fault is our set of beliefs or knowledge set, and not necessarily that a particular phenomenon is not true.

So while I have no knowledge about the emotional abilities pf plans, I do know they have a very complex life system in terms of germinating, growing, flowering, using their roots and leaves...so it can be premature to imagine that they do not have sensory powers.

Perhaps it is us, who are unable to comprehend the hidden magic behind this creation by God, who incidentally too cannot be proved scientifically!

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