I read this article on vegetus.org.
What can I say, everybody is entitled to think whatever he wishes.
Personally I think that plants don’t need pain. They have reactions to damage similar to humans’ chemical reaction to cuts, and bruises.
But it is not pain that provokes these reaction… one sure thing that
I learned in my life is that nature is not illogical and is very
I think we could even have the healing process of cuts and bruises without pain.
Pain has a different role in our life.
Animals and we humans have the ability to move and hurt ourselves,
even kill ourselves. And Pain is our protector. Pain is very important
for us, it preserves our integrity as life beings.
Just imagine taking a very hot pan and not feeling that it is
destroying you hand? And now think about this, plants can’t take a hot
pan and plants can’t run from fire, pain would be something redundant
for them. The only reaction plants have is heal their cuts and you
don’t need pain to do this.
Now how nature works? What happens to your muscles if you don’t use
them even if you may need them in the future, right they atrophy because you don’t
need them at the moment. Your body wouldn’t spend precious resources
for something that you don’t use. And plants have no use of pain
now… and had no use of pain for many many years they exist.
That’s what I’m thinking at the moment…may be there are facts that I
don’t know. I would like to discuss them.