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Tree Hugging Now Scientifically Validated

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posted on May, 14 2013 @ 02:20 AM
Here is something I thought a while ago....when you look at trees usually in the wintertime don't they look strangely farmiliar to the bronchioles in the human lungs? Trees produce oxygen
just thinking out loud. I absolutely love nature by the way. I dont think i've ever hugged a tree but I climbed them alot as a young gent. I'm sure I essentially hugged them at some point without trying, but I always feel rejuvinated after coming in from being out in the woods or from walking on a trail.

posted on May, 14 2013 @ 02:58 AM
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posted on May, 14 2013 @ 03:52 AM
reply to post by Nevertheless

Of course this is hogwash. There is bias in the claims being made in the link to the story, and the person who wrote that is obviously completely ignorant on how humans react to stimuli.

We are the sum of our experiences, the culture, and the education we had in our lives.

You see, for example, a regular kid, one that hasn't been brainwashed for any agenda, would find his parents more important than anyone, and anything else in this world. If a kid is treated well by his parents, and they teach him/her well, to the child his/her parents are his/her world, and he/she will feel happy and be healthy, more so when his/her parents are close by to the child, because the child will be reminded of every good time and happy time the child has had with his/her parents.

However, take another kid whose parents don't care about their child, who ill treat their children and even abuse them either emotionally, and/or physically and that child would be depressed, and will even have health problems. The child will be worse when his/her parents are close by because their presence will remind the child of how bad they have treated him/her.

Now, you put both these children next to a tree and neither one would feel better nor worse.

But, if you brainwash children to believe that a tree is more important than family, and more important than anything in the world, that child would be indoctrinated to turn in his parents for anything minor they might have done "to get the wrath of the green lobby"...

This child that has been indoctrinated to believe "a tree is more important than family and anything else" will grow up to feel better around trees. Trees will make him/her feel better than anything else in the world.

This is a tactic that was used by Hitler and his thugs with the "youth movement". They indoctrinated and brainwashed children to turn in their own parents if "they did or said anything against the national socialist establishment"...

You see, if you put a child, a regular child that is not being brainwashed, and you put in front of him for example his favorite candy treat, and a tree, he will be happier with his favorite candy treat...

People react to objects, animals and to other humans as well.

If you are in front of someone you like, your heartbeat raises, you feel strange, but happy at the same time.
If you are in front of someone you don't like, you will feel strange, but apprehension, and other negative feelings.

If you are beside a type of tree you really like, your body and your feelings will be different than if you are besides, and looking at one you might not like as much, maybe because of it's odor, or the way it looks and what it might remind you of.

It is not that the tree is making you feel better from some sort of magical power it has, it is how you and your body react to a stimulus, which can be either positive or negative depending on your life experiences.

edit on 14-5-2013 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 14 2013 @ 04:23 AM

Originally posted by StarKnowledge
Here is something I thought a while ago....when you look at trees usually in the wintertime don't they look strangely farmiliar to the bronchioles in the human lungs?

They are called fractal patterns, they form when cells divide, water flows and nature follows.

Fractals are found everywhere, from tree branches and bronchioles to coastlines and galaxies.

Here are 4 examples,

A river delta, a human kidney angiogram, a simple fractal image, a deciduous tree in winter.


posted on May, 14 2013 @ 04:32 AM
reply to post by Theflyingweldsman

If the question has to be asked then the answer is irrelevant.

You like to impose your will upon others dont you? You little floranazi !!

Quote provided with a basic reference, where the fu@# did hicks come into it??

Band sounds great, but didnt Steve Earle do that genre 25 years ago?

I have a sneaking suspicion that you are the bands bassplayer with nothing better to do than self promote at any opportunity.

hahaha why not?

Song for u -


posted on May, 14 2013 @ 05:23 AM
reply to post by CovertAgenda

You like to impose your will upon others dont you?


I also don't like having other people's will imposed upon me, but sometimes it's unavoidable.

You little floranazi !!

I grew tomatoes once, big fat juicy ones.

Many months were spent nurturing them from seed, supporting them, brushing the flowers,

watching the pollinated blossoms grow into little green then big red tomatoes.

They were so beautiful, so perfect...

I couldn't bear to pick them.

I watched them burst in the sunshine as their flesh splattered upon the patio.

I watched as the flies and the starlings came and ripped at their carcasses...

I have never grown tomatoes since.

I have a sneaking suspicion that you are the bands bassplayer

How dare you call me a bassplayer! (bad guitarist joke)

I have never heard of the band before, I just looked for "tree band" on youtube and I love George Harrison.

I love Frank Zappa! Nice One.

Here's a song for you, my


posted on May, 14 2013 @ 01:13 PM

Originally posted by aananda
reply to post by Nevertheless

Science begun when philosophy changed from reason to fact.

That is a misconception. While part of the modern science evolved from Empirical method, just as huge part evolved from the Hypotheticol-Deductive model. Most modern mathematical models are evidence of this.

Are you talking about conjectures or something else?

No it does not. Science simply does not give a rats behind about things that cannot be proven.
It does not assume that the world can be divided into such things.

Incorrect. String Theory is perhaps one of the most popular unprovable theories.Yet many scientists are working on it.

My apologies, that should have been "cannot be proven false".

Yes, and it has not been proven to do anything at all in particular.
However, medicine has found it to be a great tool to relieve pain through placebo.

Au contraire! It has been shown to result in changes in both immune, endocrine systems and sympathetic nerve system.

The body/mind does that. Not the needles.

You may also see the Wang LP single-blinded, randomized control trial with a placebo group. Spoiler: results indicate that group treated by traditional acupuncture methods healed faster.

There are plenty of successful cases and experiments, as well as many cases, where it does not work. It's not a golden bullet, but to consider that it does not work at all is a biased, uninformed opinion.

It is well known that the right mindset isn't bad while fighting illness.

posted on May, 14 2013 @ 08:15 PM
reply to post by purplemer

Sure trees and plants are cool and all. But they can also be assholes.

Here this vid about some experiments on plants and the extents of there conscious, has probably been posted in this thread already. If not! then now it has.

posted on May, 16 2013 @ 05:25 AM

Originally posted by Time2Think
Is this for real? I'd love to think it is but anyone know why this book is over 500 bucks on amazon for a new copy in paperback yet only 10 bucks for a copy on kindle? :: cough :: Typo?? Hoax???

"Save the trees"

Blin ded By Science

edit on 13-5-2013 by Time2Think because: added link

The book is now $1,348.42 on - something is really fishy with this one. Still a great story though

posted on May, 16 2013 @ 07:47 AM
It's obviously not been validated by science whatsoever. But as long as you talk about the peace and love side of it (the tree needs and loves you so much, after all) there will be people who want it to be true so badly they won't care if it's horsecrap. Sad world, really. Most people willingly embrace ignorance because it sounds good and pulls at their heartstrings.

posted on May, 17 2013 @ 11:40 AM
I would like it to be validated by someone else in a lab-coat without a smudge of Earth which they judge so smug.
Please choose for me so i dont have to believe what would inevitably lead me down a path of a different path.
Please verify that which you do not believe because i dont believe....




posted on May, 20 2013 @ 09:30 PM
reply to post by ElectricUniverse

I find it ironic how most leftwingers, such as yourself, talk big about Earth and nature, and their "delicate balance" yet you really don't know ANYTHING about it...

I seem to note a common theme of you claiming that everybody doesn't know what they are talking about. ONE -- I'm not claiming nature is gentle and TWO -- I was sharing something that is kind of incredible and shows that life is a bit more complex than we think.

Hugging trees doesn't hurt anything - and might have a benefit. I never found it all that comfortable. But appreciating nature is NOT always about tree-hugging -- it's about gratitude. You have a picture of one extreme in Liberals - but I fail to see what is even wrong a tiny bit about "tree hugging liberals".

They might be silly, but it also might be more enlightened. I'm only suggesting an open mind.

posted on May, 21 2013 @ 07:02 PM

Originally posted by Kali74
This is one of those things that I simply don't care if it's science or placebo.
It feels good.

My brother and I built a little tin-roofed, one room cabin back in the family woods and a small sandstone fireplace a few feet away. Some of the most satisfying times of my life were spent warming a can of pork and beans as I sat leaning on a tree reading while baby squirrels scampered up and down the tree and cottontails came and kept me company just a few feet away.

If you've never spent time in the woods during a heavy snow, you've really missed a magical experience.

My neighbor wishes we didn't have any trees. I wish I didn't have any neighbors!!

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