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[–]yelgy 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

what if planets were real

[–]Sensitivead[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The edgeless of this site is a little too much even for a edgelord myself

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

or maybe just cells of a sentient cosmic being, and we are like viruses infecting the cells

[–]wrongthink 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

If it doesn't have any actual impact on your life then does it matter? Do you think gut bacteria "know" they are part of a larger organism? Would it matter if they did?

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

If it doesn't have any actual impact on your life then does it matter? Do you think gut bacteria "know" they are part of a larger organism? Would it matter if they did?

It would matter if the organism was killing the host, and knowing this enabled the organism to prevent this outcome by replicating slower

[–]wrongthink 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

But that's a concern about habitat sustainability which is orthogonal to the sentience of the habitat itself.