The Eternal I

"Jumping beyond the last bridge of all existence is the Last Existence, The Eternal I."
-- Loveletter From the Fifth Era

This is first and foremost a personal blog. I tend to focus far more on sociopolitical, philosophical, humanist, and creative topics, but overall there is hardly a singular theme to be seen. Most of the pictures I reblog are things I either enjoy or that which inspires me in some way.

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Do Plants Feel Pain?

What is ‘sentience’? When a person or animal is injured they react by experiencing pain, marshalling the body’s defense systems to repair the damage and begin the process of recovery. The question, surely, is whether we know enough about sentience to be quite certain that plant life does not have it.

Every ecologist out there, and even amateur gardeners, have been known to swear that plants, too, ‘feel’ things, but it is only recent research that has demonstrated just how ‘intelligent’ they really are. Plant life has a heritage far older than mankind, and in some respects, it makes we humans seem inadequate! Is it not about time to take more notice?

It is now known that plants have, admittedly in different forms, the same innate abilities as those with which animals and humans make sense of their environment. They see, smell, taste, feel and even listen to their surroundings. Even as seeds, ready to germinate, it’s been proven that they are sensitive to as many as twenty different factors – like the season of the year and where the light is coming from – information they need to decide the right time to start growing!

I found this to be a rather fascinating read, something I would highly recommend to anyone curious on the subject!

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