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“And that was when something happened that forever changed Baxter’s life and ours. For the plant didn’t wait for him to light the match. It reacted to his thoughts!..”
"Researchers from Michigan State University have also recently discovered that plants have a rudimentary nerve structure, which allows them to feel pain. According to the peer-reviewed journal Plant Physiology, plants are capable of identifying danger, signaling that danger to other plants and marshaling defenses against perceived threats. According to botanist Bill Williams of the Helvetica Institute, “plants not only seem to be aware and to feel pain, they can even communicate…”
And more from: http://www.viewzone.com/plants.html
As a long time veggie gardner, I have also proved this to myself.
LINK TO COLUMN: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1077/do-plants-have-esp