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moonlune wrote

Ok so you agree that plants aren't sentient, using the (anthropocentric) definition that everybody uses to describe sentence?

Wouldn't it be better to create a new acid-word to describe this different non-anthropocentric form of sentience instead?


ruin wrote

No need for an acid word in my opinion. I think you made a fair point.

I try to be careful in using anthropocentrism as it’s becoming (if it’s not already) a margarine word in green spaces. Often speciesist would be better suited.

Regardless, as humans it would seem silly not to use some self referential language to describe our sensory existence, sentience, for instance.

It’s always good to decenter ourselves, but when relating to the world we inhabit we shouldn’t be expected to speak in terms implying we are capable of some transcendental pan-species consciousness.