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Cabbage's can think

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posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 04:33 PM
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i thought this article was cool so i want to see what you guys thought, and if you had ever heard of this before.
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posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 04:49 PM
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Although interesting it doesnt give any evidence or even explanations for most of its claims.

Id really like to know how a plant can think about "conquering terretory", or just how anyone knows that "the ground-hugging mayapple plans its growth two years into the future".



posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 05:42 PM
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First we have to know what "thinking" really is, only after that can we say that plants can "think".

I had already read about that investigation (I do not remember where) where they concluded that the plants used could "sense" their environment and react according to it. For example, if they sensed an animal capable of destroying them, they would do something like releasing a different odour to try to make that animal run away.

But if anything reacts to an external condition in a specific does not mean that that thing is thinking, it is only reacting.

As someone on my family said once, "if the tree is near the well I do not need to water it, it can go to the well to fetch the water for itself".



posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 11:55 PM
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not just an article but an entire book was writen on the research done about plant intelligence. it's called The Secret Life of Plants by Thompkins and Bird. not sure but it may be mentioned in that same book about a particular flower that was dying out across the nation because the bees were not pollinating it. the flower began to spontaneous change it's color to attract the bees and it worked. if it was just a reaction and not some form of intelligence, how would the flowers have picked a winning color? why would all of the flowers in that group change colors and not just one or two if there were no type of communication between them? no matter what you conclude happens in the plant world, the book is worth reading.



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 05:56 PM
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lol this is one for the tree huggers

my mothers been a gardener for 25years and just retired, the garden centre she worked for was sold,and they have had trouble continuing to growing many of the centres plants,i wonder if they senced the change or there not getting the love they were.

sure plants evolve to ward off enamies,makes sence in order to survive

they said for years that talking to plants stimulates them

this does make me think of the walking trees in lotr



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 06:05 PM
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They did and experiment on mythbuster about talking to plants,and playing music. They had controls plants,with no interaction at all,plants with peacefull music,violent music (metal),and angry/happy talking. The plants were given the same amount of water through a mist system,and the same sunlight. I cant recall exactly which control grew the best,but i do know for sure that the plants with no contact whatsoever were the worst.



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by spanishcaravan
They did and experiment on mythbuster about talking to plants,and playing music. They had controls plants,with no interaction at all,plants with peacefull music,violent music (metal),and angry/happy talking. The plants were given the same amount of water through a mist system,and the same sunlight. I cant recall exactly which control grew the best,but i do know for sure that the plants with no contact whatsoever were the worst.


The plants with the metal music grew the best.



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