No, plants don’t think

[image: Solanum melongena, otherwise known as eggplant. One wonders what it’s thinking… Wikimedia Commons]

Plato famously suggested that the solution to societal problems was to put philosophers in charge. And his student, Aristotle, thought that the most sublime human life is that of… you guessed it! That of a philosopher! No surprise there, since both of them engaged in the profession that loves wisdom.

A lot of philosophers and scientists have a similar self-referential complex when it comes to thinking in general…