[Plant-education] Debate Over Plants Having Feelings

Gregory Harrington via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by Greg.Harrington from asu.edu)
Wed Oct 31 15:06:34 EST 2007


Bill,

This has raised its head again recently with the formation of an
international society devoted to "plant neurobiology". There are 3 letters
that were published over the last several months in Trends in Plant Science.
If you can get access you might want to look at them.

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Greg Harrington


On 10/31/07 9:09 AM, "shawnvsmail from gmail.com" <shawnvsmail from gmail.com> wrote:

> I need help, I know this may sound ridiculous but here goes.
> 
> I am having a debate with coworkers.
> I say that plants do not have feelings but my coworkers say that they
> do.
> 
> I think this is ridiculous and I wish I had not got involved.
> 
> I explained that it is impossible for plants to have feelings like
> people because they do not have a nervous system and brain and that
> plants are living organisms which react to different stimuli and
> chemical processes such as Photosynthesis.
> 
> But this did not register with them so I made no headway.
> 
> I need Biologists and Botanists give me some information concerning
> this matter so that I can put some real credibility to this issue.
> 
> Cordially
> 
> Bill Vereen
> 
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