We are incredibly thoughtless when dealing with living organisms.
What is a tree?
This was part two of I like Rock; I like Trees.
People are so anthropomorphic that they measure all other living things by their similarity to us. Those that have more human attributes are obviously more important – higher species.
Plants bring up the rear.
We give all creatures a worth based on intelligence and anatomical similarity; the most important factor being the size of the brain. We rate our brains and intelligence very highly.
Except how would we know?
The fact that a plant cannot speak, yell or run away, doesn’t produce weapons, technology and space travel does not mean it is not sentient, conscious and even intelligent.
Our intelligence comes from the ‘electrical’ activity of the nerve-net in our cerebrum.
The evidence is that the whole of a plant communicates in a similar ‘electrical’ manner.
Maybe …. Just maybe ….. they are aware.
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