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Plants are not able to learn or understand or use reason to deal with difficult situations. They have no ability to apply learned knowledge to manipulate or think abstractly. They have no mental acuteness. They have no basic understanding or comprehension. They are not truly sentient. Though certain scientific studies have shown that plants can react to stimuli, these reactions do not point to having feelings because they lack three basic qualifications for requiring sentience
Again there is no variability of response, to respond differently in different situations.
There is no appetite or locomotion, to seek food through foraging or hunting, which requires the ability to move around
In order for animals and humans to learn what to move toward and what to move away from, they require the ability to perceive pain and pleasure in relation to the objects around them.
In a study performed by the Royal Horticultural Society, researchers discovered that talking to your plants really can help them grow faster. They also found that plants grow faster to the sound of a female voice than to the sound of a male voice. Other studies have experimented with different sound levels and even the kinds of things that are said to plants—do they respond better to compliments or insults?