Plants appear to be sentient beings

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This is a two-minute video on Facebook, with almost 2 million views, extracted from an 18-minute opening remarks speech by Kenny Ausubel, Bioneers CEO and Founder. This speech was given at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference.

    The Facebook posting links to the full speech at Kenny Ausubel: Imagining Our Way Out of the Unimaginable | Bioneers 2016.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks, Daniel. So the "science now shows ..." is his own pseudoscience? I was enjoying thinking of my plants recognizing when I was visiting them.
     
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    Outstanding claims need outstanding evidence, and I'm not seeing too much in the scientific literature about this (I didn't watch the video).

    The Nature of Things Smarty Plants documentary discusses plant "intelligence" in an approachable, scientific manner.
     
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