Can Plants feel pain?

Kenneth J McNeil mcnei002 at
Thu Dec 8 03:38:57 EST 1994

The book, "The Secret Life of Plants" presents a convincing bit of work 
suggesting that not only can plants sense pain, but they can sense that 
you are going to inflict pain into them. 
Someone hooked a plant to a lie detector and then thought about 
inflicting some stress on the plant. The plants responded with an adverse 
reaction as recorded by the lie detector.  
What would a lawns reaction be to the thought of a mowing, or just the 
sound of the mower?  ;)


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