Plants on lie detectors

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Backster wanted to see if the plant would have any other reactions. According to past experience, Backster knew that a good way to elicit a strong reaction from a person is to threaten that person. So Backster dunked the leaves of the plant into hot coffee. No reaction. Then he thought of something more terrifying: burn the leaves that were connected to the lie detector. With this thought, even before he went to get a match, a bullish curve rapidly appeared on the graph paper. When he came back with a match, he saw that another peak appeared on the curve. It was likely that when the plant saw he was determined to start burning, it got frightened again. If he showed hesitation or reluctance to burn the plant, the reactions recorded by the lie detector were not so acute. And when he merely pretended to take action to burn the leaves, the plant had almost no reactions. The plant was even able to distinguish true intentions from false ones. Backster nearly rushed out into the street to shout, “Plants can think! Plants can think!” With this astonishing discovery, his life was changed forever.
http://www.pureinsight.org/pi/articles/2003/3/3/1496.html [Broken]
Ive known about this story for awhile, but is there any truth to it?
 
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Wha? So plants are not only capable of thought, but they can also read our minds?

The plant had a strong reaction to the guys THOUGHT of getting a match to burn it... Sounds like some new-age fooey my mom would believe.

P.S. She sees peoples aura's... :rofl:

Edit: I hope that someone can prove this IS TRUE, then what will the Vegetarians eat?
 
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