Plant Consciousness Is Flowery Nonsense

Plant Consciousness Is Flowery Nonsense
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In an op-ed published to the journal Trends in Plant Science, an interdisciplinary team of scientists chops down the notion that plants are conscious.

"In claiming that plants have consciousness, ‘plant neurobiologists' have consistently glossed over the remarkable degree of structural and functional complexity that the brain had to evolve for consciousness to emerge," they write.

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