DO PLANTS "FEEL" PAIN??????????

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at ix.netcom.com
Fri Dec 22 16:41:33 EST 1995


In <4bdv28$fdg_002 at agri.huji.ac.il> MARDER at agri.huji.ac.il (Jonathan B.
Marder) writes: 
>
>Plants do not feel pain as *WE* know it. Perhaps they feel
>pain as *THEY* know it. The real answer depends on how you
>define pain. e.g. if you define pain as a response to an unpleasant 
>stimulus, plants definitely do feel pain.
>
>
>Jonathan B. Marder                 ,      Department of Agricultural
Botany
>E-mail: MARDER at agri.huji.ac.il     |      The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem
>Phone: (08 or +9728) 9481918       | /\/  Faculty of Agriculture
>Fax:   (08 or +9728) 9467763       |/  \  P.O.Box 12, Rehovot 76100,
ISRAEL
>URL: http://indycc1.agri.huji.ac.il/~marder

>>Hypothetical question: do they communicate feelings? I read about the
>>subject, but the writer was in no way able to support his
>>"measurements". As an practicing engineer, I only accepted "logical"
>>and verifyable results. However, age has taught me that ther's more
>>to strict logic. How about "fuzzy logic"? It is a logical decision
>>based on  probabilities of the outcome. It works well, and we the US
>>developed the concept had to wait for Japan to prove it out! Does
>>intuition a part of logical decision making? Cheers......Merry Xmas.




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