- n state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
- n the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
- n the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart
- The key is that the 'heroes' actually retain their sentience, so they appreciate the horrific nature of their actions, they just can't calm their insatiable hunger for human flesh.
- Yet once we realize that our own consciousness is a product of our brains and that other people have brains like ours, a denial of other people's sentience becomes ludicrous.
- Some concede that sentience is still a mystery, but expect that an unborn genius will someday explain it to us as all.
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Aug. 7, 2013 - Engadget
- Raymond Tallis in Telegraph.co.uk
Still, as Tallis says (with a clunkiness rare in his writing): "We have transformed everything by virtue of our unique human ability to collectivize the sentience that we share with other animals and make of it a property of a community of minds."