They are indeed sentient. If you saw the movie Antz then you'd see that the 
princess ant fell in love with a worker-ant (a forbidden love), therefore 
proving a high degree of, not only self consciousness, but class consciousness.


--- On Mon, 22/12/08, Karin Machado <> wrote:
From: Karin Machado <>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Nature?
Date: Monday, 22 December, 2008, 2:25 PM

            Edgar Owen All living organisms have intelligence necessary to 
survive within their particular environments. Otherwise they would have become 

Pure genetic programming which is the mindless robotic survival instinct of 
insects does NOT translate to sentient being. 

Insects are not self-aware, therefore they are not sentient. 






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