Aimea Approach the Light

Sentience II

part of: Definitions

by The Archives of Raynah

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Sentience has been defined as a unitary phenomenon observed in humans only. However, I refine its meaning thus: each cell is a unitary phenomenon cooperating with unique combinations of other unitary phenomenons in multi-cellular organisms, i.e. a Purkinje neuron in the cerebellum, an epidermal cell of the skin, or muscle cells in muscle; matt-living bacteria. These organisms are sentient because they are sets of experiences encountered by each cell in that organism throughout the life cycle of both. Further, these sets of experiences concatenate in both linear and non-linear manners. Non-linear concatentions are observed in boundary-state behaviors.