UPDATE — Denyse O’Leary of UncommonDescent writes in:
For centuries, people have claimed that praying over plants caused them to grow faster.Of course it would.
Humans breathe in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide (CO2). Plants breathe in CO2 and breath out oxygen.
The problem arises when people suppose that the plant is actually listening to the sermon. It couldn’t and isn’t.
Indeed, credible sources say that the large amount of oxygen in the atmosphere today can be credited to the activities of plants.
When Arnie found this last night, even I was all, “Honey, I don’t know if you should post that — it’s SO embarrassing…”
But it really is right in their own damn publication, and I probably helped pay for this somehow, so tough:
PS: Thanks to Michael Coren and brave Toronto activist Shobna Kapoor for their supportive comments about Canadian bloggers: