[Homestead] Plant life ethics --for real
rayzentz at aim.com
rayzentz at aim.com
Thu Oct 9 23:02:34 EDT 2008
Personally, I believe that all life forms on earth, plant, animal, and
other, are here to "fill the measure of their existance". Most
plants, and animals, do that automatically. They grow, reproduce, and
die. They are consumed to provide means for other to "Fill the
measure of their existance". They really have little choice in the
matter. Do they have "spirits"? I believe they do, and this spirit
can experience satisfaction, if you will, or happiness, when it
fulfills its purpose.
We, however, have free will, and part of our task is to figure our
purpose out, so we can also "fill the measure of our existance", and
know happiness. I also suspect that it is different for all of us.
From: EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
To: bobford79 at yahoo.com; homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 6:53 pm
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Plant life ethics --for real
I do believe that plants can feel, as in touch. However, complex
emotions?? Humility? I can see pain, and what you could call happiness
or a sense of well-being, but humility? That would imply that plants
have pride, an ego...so I draw the line there..
This is a good example of what I was referring to with Liberalism gone
amok...what a waste of money and brainpower, when there are so many
other problems in the world.
bob ford wrote:
> OCTOBER 10, 2008
> Who Is to Say Flora Don't Have Feelings? Figuring Out What Wheat
> Would Want
> »ZURICH -- For years, Swiss scientists have blithely created
> genetically modified rice, corn and apples. But did they ever stop to
> consider just how humiliating such experiments may be to plants?
> That's a question they must now ask. Last spring, this small Alpine
> nation began mandating that geneticists conduct their research
> without trampling on a plant's dignity.
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from
the government and I'm here to help.'" Ronald Reagan
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