Are Plants Intelligent?

As a follow-up on the story about a Japanese woman trying to have a conversation with her cactus, check out the HowStuffWorks team’s attempt to answer this age-old question:


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4 Comments on "Are Plants Intelligent?"

  1. Swamp Thing is … but only as an element of the Green.

  2. Toxiczen | Feb 8, 2012 at 2:21 am |

    they should have provided an example of young plant playing.

  3. Sirius Fnord | Feb 8, 2012 at 6:08 am |

    Only the massive ignorance of the human race would have to ask such a question.

    Plants are more intelligent than humans after all we wouldn’t even be here without them.

    If plants are sick they tell each other about it no matter there difference in plant type.

    If humans are sick we let pharma company’s make them sicker and then we put all the sick people together to make them worse off.

    Humans profit out of each others misery and sickness. mmm nice species.  i don’t think.

    The planet and plants provide us with air, food, water and shelter and what do we give in return?

    Destruction of the planet, destruction of plant and animal life, bombing the shit out of everyone and everything and mostly in the name of economic profits and religion.

    I’m not against the human race after all i am one of them but i am socked at the general level of denial and ignorance of our species that creates the lie we live in most of the time.

    You cannot breath, eat or drink paper money, precious metals or man-made religions.

    Time to wake from this dream while there is still something to wake up to.

  4. justagirl | Feb 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm |

    plant man knows…

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