posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 10:56 PM
reply to post by Foxy1
First, Gregg Braden is famous for distorting science. He's into metaphysics and you can't take anything he says seriously, if you're interested in
His source for this experiment is Cleve Baxter, who apparently thinks plants have brains:
plant perception (a.k.a. the Backster effect)
It would never occur to a plant or animal physiologist to test plants for consciousness or ESP because their knowledge would be sufficient to rule
out the possibility of plants having feelings or perceptions on the order of human feeling or perception. In layman's terms, plants don't have brains
or anything similar to brains. One may as well speak of bacteria or viruses as having brains and nervous systems.
However, a person completely ignorant of plant and animal science has not only tested plants for perception and feeling, he claims that he has
scientific proof that plants experience a wide range of emotions and thoughts. He also claims that plants can read human minds. His name is Cleve
Backster and he published his research in the International Journal of Parapsychology ("Evidence of a Primary Perception in Plant Life," vol. 10, no.
4, Winter 1968, pp. 329-348). He tested his plants on a polygraph machine and found that plants react to thoughts and threats.
has refuted Baxter's claims, but this doesn't prevent people from believing whatever they want to believe:
Backster has become the darling of several occult, parapsychological and pseudoscientific notions. His work has been cited in defense of dowsing,*
various forms of energy healing,* remote viewing,* and the Silva mind control program (now known as the Silva method)....
Why does nearly the entire scientific community ignore him? The answer should be obvious.
Well it's obvious to me, but apparently it might not
be obvious to some gullible people who think that Gregg Braden really talks about science and Cleve Baxter should get the Nobel prize.
The bottom line is this should have been posted in the metaphysics forum. It's not accepted by mainstream science, and Cleve Baxter's work is mostly
dismissed by mainstream science.
Originally posted by Daughter2
However, I would like to know more about these studies. I'm surprised these studies haven't been picked up by more mainstream studies.
I satisfactorily explain why this hasn't happened?
Nobody in the scientific community believes what Baxter says. That's probably the only truthful thing Gregg Braden said in the entire video, mixed in
with all his new age BS. Replication experiments have failed to reproduce his results.
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