[LMB] OT: Thinking or Feeling

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Sun Nov 29 16:18:25 GMT 2020


Why do Sf writers and many others use Sentient instead of Sapient?
Sentient means feeling. I’m certain that dog and cats and goldfish feel. They aren’t Sapient, that is thinking. In most SF that I’ve seen, when the author uses Sentient they actually mean Sapient.

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William A Wenrich


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