Insects are sentient. They are conscious of their environment and
experience pain and pleasure. They also engage in some degree of
abstract thought, planning and can remember details of their
environments. This is known to anyone who observes nature closely.
E.g. parasitic wasps will temporarily set a caterpillar it is
dragging back to its burrow down and scout alternative routes ahead
to find the easiest, then return to pick the caterpillar up and drag
it along the chosen route. This demonstrates memory, abstract thought
and planning, all aspects of intelligence.
All living organisms have intelligence necessary to survive within
their particular environments. Otherwise they would have become extinct.
On Dec 21, 2008, at 8:46 AM, Karin Machado wrote:
From: Edgar Owen <You guys' confusion stems from your lack of
understanding that Mu = Buddha nature. >
They are so dumb. Everyone knows insects are not sentient beings.