Do you think plants can feel pain?

Discussion in 'General' started by limitedretroog, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. limitedretroog

    limitedretroog

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    I mean, they are still living things, right?
     
  2. samduh562

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    i dont think they got a nervous system or anything like that though [​IMG]
    correct me if im wrong [​IMG]
     
  3. mondaynightraw

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    They don't have a nervous system
     
  4. danikerhino

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    I'm no biologist but I don't think plants have nervous systems.
     
  5. tsx24

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  6. ruxxx

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    No.
    They respond to certain things though.
     
  7. r33p04s

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    regardless of the lack of a nervous system if you take a razor blade to a (smallish) plant it will react to that similar to how we would to being cut open...albeit much slower
     
  8. fc15

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    I think so... some plants will close up when you try to touch them so I think they can feel things...

    Try arguing with a vegetarian that they are killing/hurting plants...
     
  9. mojodmonky1

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    also not a biologist, but wouldnt a plant need a brain to process the feeling of pain?
     
  10. 23kidd

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    I dont think so.....


    *shrug*
     
  11. usainboltisfast

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    Plants can "show" pain. For example if you give your plant too much nutrients it will show nute burn on its leaves.
     
  12. stockholm patriot

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    Plants do not have a "brain" which is what processes "pain"...they aren't sentient creatures like human either, nor feel pain like animals.

    They have foliage and other parts that are meant to die. Fruit, vegetables and grains are meant to fall off and die to "spread seed".

     
     
  13. beast4ya

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    I loled

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  14. Methodical Management

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    We could talk about their lack of central nervous systems, nociceptors, etc. but let me just ask this:

    What is the evolutionary benefit of pain for an inherently immobile life form?  In sentient creatures, pain avoidance promotes self-preservation.  How would a pain-sensing plant be more likely to survive and reproduce than a plant that's incapable of feeling pain?
    By your logic, the automatic sliding door in front of your local 7-11 feels pain. 
     
  15. dip

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    By your logic, the automatic sliding door in front of your local 7-11 feels pain. 
     
  16. luxurious24

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    OP wat u smokin on right now?
     
  17. illoquent aka dsk

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    By your logic, the automatic sliding door in front of your local 7-11 feels pain. 
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  18. oidreez

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    By your logic, the automatic sliding door in front of your local 7-11 feels pain. 
    feel things and feel pain are two different things
     
  19. limitedretroog

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    By your logic, the automatic sliding door in front of your local 7-11 feels pain. 

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  20. proper english

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    are you trying to be a meatetarian, OP?.. i hear its the latest hipster craze.