Do Thinking People Really Believe This?
I am a chemist. I received my education at Drexel University and the University of Virginia. I decidedly am not bragging. I'm merely stating fact to show that I at least don't speak via an uneducated tongue.
I was just reading about chemicals found within the Hogweed plant, furanocoumarins . These compounds are toxic to humans and other life forms. These compounds produce phytodermatitis in people.
So what? Well, some scientists try to say plants produce such chemicals as a defense mechanism against predators. Other scientists have said other actions are taken by plants to produce additional desirable effects.
Really? Are plants sentient? Can they think at all? Do they have the power of reason? What enables them to realize there are predators consuming them? And what conscious action can they take to change that?
I'm sorry, but I don't believe thinking people can really believe such "inspired utterances."
Image Credit » Angelicin - a furanocoumarin - PD Image.