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Do plants have feelings?


I was watching a gardening channel and they showed a plant that curled up its leaves when it was touched. That made me wonder whether or not plants have feelings. I know, it's a silly question. But, if plants react to touch, could it be possible that they have feelings, enjoy certain music, grow better when we talk to them? I just want to know what you think.

 

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Yes, and the thing about houseplants is that they are so full of drama - turning all sorts of colors just to get their way. I have one plant whose leaves are threatening to turn brown all because I forgot to water it in time. ;)

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Lettuce be! This video offers a whole new take on the concept of vegetables and feelings. I ponder, does carrot juice constitute murder? Cute video. Thanks.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Oh yes. On the show that I watched, the botanist said that the leaves curled so that herbivores would not eat them.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Instinct is a good word. In fact, I heard that the leaves curled up so that herbivores would think they were dead and would not eat them. It was a response to being touched.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    I have heard this to be true about classical music. I think I'd like to try playing classical music to grow prettier plants.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    ...but not "feeling(s)". I get it! Thank you very much for your response to this question.

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    Live To Write (Laurinzo Scott) 4 years ago

    I think that everthing alive... or that even was once alive has some sort of tie-in to the Universe and God ...just like animals...if it lives...it feels; however we have to priortize and know where plants and animals are on the scale of importance


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