Wesley Smith:Good grief, here we go again. I wrote previously about a professor (of course!) in the New York Times advocating “pea personhood.”
Switzerland includes the “intrinsic dignity” of individual plants in its Constitution.
“Nature rights” is the law in two countries, more than thirty U.S. municipalities, and is supported by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.
Now they are promoting “plant intelligence.” From “Why Don’t We Consider Plants Smart?” in the New Scientist:
Clearly, we will never play chess with a rose, nor ask the orchid on our windowsill for advice. But that is the point: humans are guilty of serious parochialism, of defining intelligence in terms of a nervous system and muscle-based speed that enables things to be done fast.
Parochialism? Really? More below…
Source: Now It’s Plant “Intelligence”