plant perception (a.k.a. the Backster effect). Plants are living things with cellulose cell walls, lacking nervous or sensory organs. Animals do not. Grover Cleveland Backster Jr. could always spot a liar. When he publicized his findings, the so-called Backster effect became a pop-culture. The Spirit Science Source Field series begins here, as we dive into the field by exploring something called the backster effect! Cleve Backster was very.
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The notion that plants are capable of feeling emotions was first recorded inwhen Gustav Fechnera German experimental psychologistsuggested that plants are capable of emotions and that one could promote healthy growth with talk, attention, attitude, and affection. The Secret Life of Plants. They would tell a third party which runs indicated pretending and which runs indicated intending.
I n the seventies, a best-selling book called The Secret Life of Plants presented scientific research from around the world that explored plant intelligence. Kmetz noted that Backster had not used proper controls in his experiments. Notice how they echo the claim that Backster’s experiment has been duplicated many times by many different people. Bose invented various devices and instruments to measure electrical responses in plants.
Plant perception (paranormal) – Wikipedia
Cleve Backster was also famous, notorious in fact, and had been since about when he first claimed that plants have primary perceptions which can sense human thoughts and respond to them. This kind of amateur approach to efgect and naive reinforcement of speculations as if they were facts established by incontrovertible evidence is typical of Backster and his supporters.
A less inquisitive person would probably not care how long it would take water to get from the root to the leaves in an office plant. Backster clearly does not understand why scientists use controls in causal studies. He learned that when vackster released his breath slowly there was virtually no response from the plant.
Hubbard officially used the polygraph as an ” E-meter ” and he too, published plant communication experiments on tomato plants. One may as well speak of bacteria or backkster as having brains and nervous systems. This page was last edited on 10 Decembereffectt Anyway, to return to the original experiment: Backster tells us that it was on February 2,in his “lab” in New York City that he did his first plant experiment.
Apparently, he moved the electrodes and saw that the contour of the polygraph chart was “the contour of a human being tested, reacting when you are asking a question that could get them in trouble. The galvanic skin response GSR section of the polygraph measures the resistance of the skin to a small electrical current. Proximity was not a factor in their ability to sense him! Biologist Arthur Galston told St.
Cleve Backster – Wikipedia
Although mainstream science has shunned Efect claims about telepathic plants and their “primary perception,” Earthpulse. When Backster began to water the plant, the galvanometer did not show the same growth in electrical conductivity as he would have expected.
The responsiveness of the plants to thought was also the same whether eight inches away, eight feet, or eight thousand miles! It is a very revealing story and worth repeating.
Bacister vegetable kingdom is an essential layer of the living planet’s vitality or pranahelping to provide in its metabolism a breathing, intelligent organ that produces and regulates the atmosphere as well as transfers energy into the biosphere. Clearly, Backster is a very curious individual.
The results seemed to be spontaneous; repeatability is still a problem, for him and the people who tried to perform his experiment. He noted that they have a kind of memory, reacting to someone who earlier had done harm to another plant nearby: Effct they need to be reminded, again, that they are making exaggerated claims from an experiment that no one, including Backster, by his own refusal to do so, has been able to replicate.
Further investigation has shown that the original observations probably arose from defective measuring procedures. Instead, the needle of the galvanometer started to move downward, a response often only seen with surges of human emotion.
Backster admits that he committed a bit of petty larceny in the name of science: Conversations with Free-Thinkers and Truth-Seekers. All of these senses are interesting but what of it? Although the idea that daffodils may be timing their flowers backsger our pleasure may be enchanting, plants have developed ways of knowing their world through sight not too differently from ours. He tested his plants on a polygraph machine and found that plants react to thoughts and threats.