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Do plants feel pain?  

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kkshinde | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted July 22, 2012 at 5:06 PM via web

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Do plants feel pain?

 

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chaobas | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM (Answer #1)

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No they dont feel pain or anything. This is because of the fact that they lack neverous system which is present in animal. So plant dont feels pain.

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cgrant2 | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM (Answer #2)

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No, plants do not feel pain because they lack a central nervous system and nerves as well. Human have evolved to have sensory organs which allow them to escape predators and other harmful occurrences. Plants don't have any nerves or nervous system. Therefore, they do not experience pain. 

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted July 23, 2012 at 2:56 PM (Answer #3)

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The only types of tissue in plants are as follows. Vascular tissue which transports food and water and minerals throughout the organism. Ground tissue system which is for support, protection, food storage, photosynthesis and includes parenchyma, collenchyma and sclerenchyma. There is also dermal tissue to protect the organism. It also can help maintain the water inside the plant. Plants definitely do not possess nerve cells/tissues. They don't have a nervous system at all. Therefore, they do not feel pain. However, they do have chemicals called auxins, that allow them to grow in response to gravity water and light. This may seem like they have a nervous system responding to the environment but it is simply the uneven distribution of auxin, due to environmental cues that results in growth in a particular direction.

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