Do trees have feelings?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by davewhite04, Jul 28, 2008.

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Do trees have feelings?

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  1. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    As a wise man once said, I cannot define tree but I would know one if I saw it.
     
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  3. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    Of course trees have feelings.
    It's not quite the same as we experience, not even close really but feelings they have and their responses are not to stimuli alone.
    Do animals lie? Stupid, ignorant, naive, dumb question!
    Do trees have feelings? Not nearly as naive, dumb or stupid but ignorant nonetheless.
    Trees have capabilities for perception, comprehension and response beyond our scope of reasoning.
    We don't understand it but it exists.
     
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  5. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    Define tree:
    Over there, the scraggly thing with fine needles, yes "da pine tree"
     
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  7. DeepThought Banned Banned

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    Exactly.... the Tree of Knowledge.

    When you consider how long our ancestors spent in trees - millions of years in fact - doesn't it seem likely that trees would possess a vast amount of knowledge about us?

    Perhaps they grew weary of supporting us or knew our destiny lay elsewhere, and so created fruit which caused us to lose our hair and become bipedal?
     
  8. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, onya bike baldy!
     
  9. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    How can our ancestors have lived in trees for millions of years when the world was only created 6, 000 years ago ?
    Read your Bible, preferably one whose pages , or should that be leaves, are made from wood.
     
  10. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    Myles: The biblical secateur, pruning the tree of knowledge!
     
  11. DeepThought Banned Banned

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    What else would you make paper from?
     
  12. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    Pruning ? Prunes grow on vines and sometimes get made into grapes.

    Did you ever play " pruning " at school ?
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

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    Which indicates ?
     
  14. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    Sort of, I once went out on a limb and plucked a barely ripe cherry to sample its bittersweet nectar.

    Ahhh! Happy days!
     
  15. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    I haven't a clue. I failed philosophy. Sounds good though.I only know it because I overheard a man saying it in a lift.
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    To me, it indicates that legions of people are alienated from nature, which results in their appalling stance against it.
     
  17. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    Our game was more robust. Pruning happened in the playground. It meant grabbing someone by the balls and hoping they didn't grab you back. Tears in the eyes.
     
  18. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    Ahh!, those prunes.
    Never had that happen but in the fruity stakes I was plum out of luck 'til quite late in the harvest season.
     
  19. Yorda Registered Senior Member

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    computers have feelings too. otherwise they wouldn't feel anything when i push these buttons, and these letters wouldn't appear on the screen.
     

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