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an important article on plant consciousness

Post by pravalika nanda on Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:05 pm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-plants-think-daniel-chamovitz/


I was going to drink just water tomorrow but this saved me:
6. Would you say, then, that plants “think”?
No I wouldn’t, but maybe that’s where I’m still limited in my own thinking! To me thinking and information processing are two different constructs. I have to be careful here since this is really bordering on the philosophical, but I think purposeful thinking necessitates a highly developed brain and autonoetic, or at least noetic, consciousness. Plants exhibit elements of anoetic consciousness which doesn’t include, in my understanding, the ability to think.  Just as a plant can’t suffer subjective pain in the absence of a brain, I also don’t think that it thinks.

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