Definitions

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  • adj. Not sapient.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ sapient

Examples

  • Cruelty to nonsapient animals is definitely not an issue I associate with creeping fascism.

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  • This is a considerably less exact analogy; while the nonsapient mind deals, consciously, with nothing but present sense data, there is a consid-erable absorption and re-emission of subconscious memories.

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  • "Do you mean that nonsapient animals aren't conscious, or do you mean they don't think?"

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  • The nonsapient mind deals exclusively with crude sensory ma. 'terial.

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  • To the nonsapient animal, every experience is either totally novel or identical with some remem-bered experience.

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  • When confronted by some entirely novel situation, a nonsapient animal will think, but never consciously.

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  • "Dr. Mallin," the oldest of the three judges, who sat in the middle, began, "what, in your professional opinion, is the difference between sapient and nonsapient mentation?"

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  • 'T we depict sapient mentation as an iceberg, we might depict nonsapient mentation as the sunlight reflected from its surface.

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  • Ruth Ortheris is doing the same, only she's working on the line of instinct and conditioned reflexes and nonsapient, single-stage rea'soning.

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  • "Association of otherwise dissimilar things because of some ap-parent similarity is a recognized element of nonsapient animal behav-ior."

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