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Saerain t1_jdzpr2o wrote

Speaking of which, does this use of "sentient" generally mean something more like "sapient"? Been trying to get a handle on the way naysayers are talking.

'Cause sentience is just having senses. All of animalia at the very least is sentient.

Inclined to blame pop sci-fi for this misconception.


throwawaydthrowawayd t1_je1dsei wrote

Don't forget qualia. That's another one of the possibilities that they could mean but aren't using the right word for. Though usually it's just a nebulous thing, no specific definition for sentience. Sentience is usually used to mean "is similar to me".