Do plants have spirits?

@MrNiceGuy (4143)
United States
January 8, 2007 4:19pm CST
I was just thinking about plants. I don't necessarily believe plants have spirits, but they seem like an enigma to me. They grow, they die, they exist. If they don't have spirits, why are they not like every other living organisms?
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• United States
9 Jan 07
Well, supposedly they respond to music. Also, there was controvertial research in the 60's where polygraph galvanic response receptors were attached to plants. Supposedly, plants gave a response to certain people, especially people who were kind or mean to them. None of it ever proved anything to most people's satisfaction. Still, the research was done. Who knows what it all meant? Maybe plants really are not that different except for being rooted in one place.
@Idlewild (6092)
• United States
22 Jan 07
L. Ron Hubbard, science fiction writer and the founder of Scientology, used to 'listen' to plants. There's a photo of him with a serious look on his face, wearing headphones that are connected to a tomato plant.
@82idiots (595)
• United States
8 Jan 07
They don't have spirits. We don't have spirits. Nothing does. The idea that there is a ghost animating all matter is superstitious and silly in my book. When we die, we die all over. At least, we have no reason to believe otherwise. As far as purpose is concerned, we all evolved. It was not an intended or planned thing, so none of us have purpose accept what we make for ourselves.
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@MrNiceGuy (4143)
• United States
8 Jan 07
ok, regardless of what you call it, spirit or not, what is the difference between an inanimate object and one that lives? Do plants have that quality or not? If so, why are they different than other "living" animate objects?
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 07
I don't know I guess they are just part of Nature But I don't think they have Spirits
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@angelicEmu (1311)
20 Jan 07
Only if they're 18 or over!
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@chanfrado (1160)
• Portugal
11 Jan 07
lol I don't believe in such thing like plants having spirits. I think it's really absurd!
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
22 Jan 07
We talk to them too and some people swear that helps them grow better. I guess the argument could be made that they do not have personality. But I'm not sure of that. I've got a contrary little guy here that grows whatever way he wants regardless of how I angle him in the sun. To me that indicates a very stubborn little personality. I guess we just have to look on plants as a very low form of life so we have something left to eat.
@maru_047in (1007)
• India
22 Jan 07
ya it is considered as living organism but it or any humans dont have any spirits i dont especially believe in spirits i think it is all blind belief if v see dark v ll b afraid like that and it is their in mind that the spirits exist and i have not seen any of those i ll not believe untill i see that.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Life is complicated and talking about whether a plant has a spirit is also very complicated... i dont' think anyone really understand what a spirit is and who or what has them... maybe plants do have spirits, but are they on the same level as the human spirit? its all not understood and i think its just one of the biggest mysteries of life
• United States
22 Jan 07
we have spirits. yes we do. i believe that plants have something with in them because they are alive and give praise because grow upwards, towards GOD.
@yrteja (651)
• India
22 Jan 07
yes,plants have some spirits that to live or die.so that is why they show some hesitatingness and die on theor own though there is required things for it.