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greg dahlen

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how to prove that plants have consciousness?

I think plants have emotions and thoughts, rudimentary but there. How to prove it?

I tried putting my ear against some trees to see if I heard anything.

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    Jul 20 2013: Plants have no organs with which to process conscious thought. They are able to sustain their lives without it. Lack of conscious thought is one of the primary differences between plants and animals.
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      Jul 20 2013: Yeah, I wonder, Lawren, could we open up the definition of what constitutes a "thought," so that it could cover the physiological capacities of plants. I sure think they're having something like thoughts.
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        Jul 21 2013: I believe you've misread my reply. Of course plants have organs, but they don't have brains.
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          Jul 21 2013: can we open up the definition of what constitutes a "brain," perhaps something in them slightly or significantly substitutes for a brain?

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