Monday, May 7, 2012

Sentient

    
    I am not a big fan of the word 'sentient.'  And often I am very suspicious of the word 'aware.'  When I ask myself why, the answer is generally related to an ambivalence in my attitude toward my own species in conjunction with expectations from the word 'sentient' and the word 'aware.'  

        I am, for example, very happy to argue that stones are both sentient and aware, they are just very much hardier than we are, their time frame measured in eons, rather than seconds.   But much more important, stones have said all there is to say to each other so they have no daily trial at the court of authentic.


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