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The Philosophy of Plants – I Grow Therefore I Am

News from the Natural World: The philosophy of plants has been revealed by the chief thinkers of the world of fauna.
News from the Natural World: The philosophy of plants has been revealed by the chief thinkers of the world of fauna. “Croscero, Ergo Sum” is a philosophical statement that was made by René Descactus. It is usually translated from Plant into English as “I grow, therefore I am”. Rene Descactus came up with the statement as he was meditating on the philosophical conundrum of existence. He supposed that as he was growing continually then he must exist. Growth was the primary evidence of existence and as he was able to doubt his own growth and then see the next day that he had actually grown then it was inherent that he did in fact exist. The plant world has a long history of leading philosophers. From Karl Marigold to Confuchsia long has the plant world reigned supreme. But Rene Descactus stands tall amongst all others
The Philosophy of Plants
The Philosophy of Plants

The Philosophy of Plants

René Descactus was a Cactus philosopher and mathematician, credited as a foundational thinker in the development of plant notions of reason and science. His philosophy was built on the idea of radical fauna doubt, in which nothing that is perceived or sensed is necessarily true. The only thing that remains true is that there is an entity or doing the growing and believing its own growth, hence the famous formulation, ‘I grow therefore I am’, or in Latin, the croscero—‘Croscero ergo sum’. Descactus also proposed that the stem and roots were two separate and distinct entities, but even the stem was not so certain a thing as the roots, because, like everything else in the world, the stem could only be sensed because there were roots to fuel it. All over the plant world, different species have rejoiced at the simplicity of the philosophical statement. For years the plant world had been overlooked by the rest of the animal kingdom. Mainly they had been overlooked by the humans who looked down on them. Humans had become obsessed with ‘thinking’ as the definition of existence. They supposed that thinking proved the existence of a being. Plants knew this was nonsense though and support firmed up in the 20th century and the human race stopped thinking altogether. They had replaced thinking with ‘spending‘ and the plants knew it was their time to rise.

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