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Does Carrots have Feelings?

 
Vishal Hegde
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Does Carrots have feelings, I mean its a living thing right thats why it keeps on growing for Survival .. it has to have feelings too
 
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Do bananas have feeling??? what would they feel when you peel them???
 
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Thats what I want to knw
 
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Carrots need hugs too!

 
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Why do you feel that all living things need to have feelings?

Feelings are just electrical and chemical processes in our brains. These processes don't take place in carrots (they don't have a brain to begin with).

So no, carrots don't have feelings.
 
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Angry Carrot disagrees with Stephan.
 
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You can use science to justify your belief that plants have feelings: http://weilerpsiblog.wordpress.com/tag/clive-backster/
 
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according to the band Tool they do
 
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I don't think science has even been able to prove that humans have feelings. For all we know, there may simply be some brain algorithm which provides responses that give this impression.

(This is one of the difficulties studying intelligence also in birds, some of whose behavior seems to indicate that they have a "theory of mind". That is, when they hide food, whether they come back and move the food seems to depend on whether they saw another bird of their species watching them hide it.)
 
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Frank Silbermann wrote:I don't think science has even been able to prove that humans have feelings. For all we know, there may simply be some brain algorithm which provides responses that give this impression.


Well, yeah. And that algorithm is what we call "feelings". The responses are what we observe which tell us that other organisms are having feelings. Since we don't see any such responses from carrots, we decide that carrots don't have feelings.

But that isn't the end of the story. Carrots don't have brains, so there can't be any of those brain algorithms. And hence nothing which looks like feelings to us. But perhaps we should be looking elsewhere for feelings? Or something analogous to feelings?
 
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I love what pictures Bear Bibeault posts to topics. Most of the time these pics very correctly tells what can't be said in words.. and obviously very funny tooo..
 
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Randall Twede wrote:according to the band Tool they do


I think Tool were tripping pretty badly (as usual) when they wrote Disgustipated, haha. Are you a fan?
 
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