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RobJohnson
10-28-2012, 04:55 PM
If proposals calling for rights for animals are on the table, why not rights for other living things? Plants, for instance.

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/26/160940869/recognizing-the-right-of-plants-to-evolve


Way to go NPR! :evil-grin:

JB
10-28-2012, 05:17 PM
Are we going to have to amend Roe? In what month does an acorn become an oak?

RobJohnson
10-28-2012, 05:25 PM
Are we going to have to amend Roe? In what month does an acorn become an oak?

NPR can't be bothered with protecting unborn babies....they have plants to save!

We are all going to starve!

RobJohnson
10-28-2012, 07:35 PM
After all, plants can sometimes exhibit humanlike behavior. And we're not just talking about the butterwort-flytrap hybrid in The Little Shop of Horrors. Some plants respond well to music. Some "smell" other plants. Still others seem to shrink away when touched.

Plants display remedial types of memory and possess "anoetic consciousness" the ability of an organism to sense and to react to stimulation writes Daniel Chamovitz in his 2012 book, What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses.

:rotfl:

Elspeth
10-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Apparently, NPR is full of trust-find babies. This comes from a friend in LA who should know. She says these PBS types often come from money and "can't find their ass with two hands." (her words) She said they spend their time getting grants and think that the public should pay for their harebrained ideas.

jediab
10-29-2012, 10:49 AM
http://www.npr.org/2012/10/26/160940869/recognizing-the-right-of-plants-to-evolve


Way to go NPR! :evil-grin:

This could be very entertaining. If a liberal organization promotes right for plants, what are the idiot hard core vegans going to eat?

m00
10-29-2012, 11:33 AM
This could be very entertaining. If a liberal organization promotes right for plants, what are the idiot hard core vegans going to eat?

Synthetic food. That, or stem cells.

Novaheart
10-29-2012, 12:06 PM
Apparently, NPR is full of trust-find babies. This comes from a friend in LA who should know. She says these PBS types often come from money and "can't find their ass with two hands." (her words) She said they spend their time getting grants and think that the public should pay for their harebrained ideas.

Until I met some, I really had no idea what scam artists those in higher education as students could be. I always thought it was just the professors with their sabbaticals and other student/parent/donor/taxpayer supported vacations. My acquaintances have all milked the cow of expensive public and private universities with style. They have spent summers or a year in Vienna or Prague with side trips to Crete or Istanbul all on someone else's dime. They might have paid some cash for their undergraduate degree, but everything else has been a free ride. These are not scientists discovering the cure for the next superbug or examining the intricacies of the human immune system: They are opera singers, musicians, and my personal favorite "composers". How do you go to school to be a composer? Is it like going to school to be an artist? Does it qualify you to compose? Or does it qualify you to teach music?