Can Plants Sense Human Intentions?

Can plants, bacteria, and even yogurt identify with your pain? How wide is the gulf between man and plant, if there is a gulf at all? If you’re going to have an argument with your significant other, consider avoiding doing so in front of your potted fern:

“As the races of man speak in different languages so do the varieties of plants manifest their voices in different ways. They seem to be able to hear and understand us. For the time being, however, we must listen to them through our machines. One day, those machines may be unnecessary.”

14 Comments on "Can Plants Sense Human Intentions?"

  1. philip davis | May 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm |


  2. Skywardevolver | May 30, 2012 at 4:04 am |

    Can humans sense plant intentions??? I remember the good old days of strange magic. This is a close approximate however…

  3. Monkey See Monkey Do | May 30, 2012 at 7:47 am |

    Weed senses it. It sends signals to stoners saying ‘smoke me’.

  4. GoodDoktorBad | May 30, 2012 at 10:58 am |


  5. Liam_McGonagle | May 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm |

    Well, I’ve noticed that some plants tend to visibly pull away and cover their gynoecia when I pass by.  I guess I just radiate this raw, deviant sexuality that even makes the plant kingdom bristle.  ?Quien esta muy macho?  Yo soy demasiado macho!

  6. RE-member the plants in the movie Minority Report, with Tom Cruise…..

  7. Killingjoke36 | May 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm |

    Hell, this proves that plants are connected to everything else through Rupert Sheldrake’s morphogenic  field. Plants can feel pain and everything else. They did lot’s of experiments on this back in the late 70’s. Stevie Wonder even named his album at the time after one of those experiments. The secret life of plants. Take that vegans!

    • Monkey See Monkey Do | May 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm |

      Never have I heard such a foolish attempt at being a rational human being. Plants can feel pain? ha! There is a difference between being aware of the world around you and being able to feel pain and to suffer.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do | May 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm |

        In fact, If your so sure, test it out. Stab a kitten 20 times and stab a cabbage 20 times & In your estimate, which one felt the pain?

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