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.

Mike

--- On Mon, 22/12/08, Karin Machado <tortiller...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Karin Machado <tortiller...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Nature?
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
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 
extinct.>



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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