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You are not comparing like with like. You are comparing a single species (Homo Sapiens) with a class of insects, that contains over a million different species.Then there is a problem as to what do you consider a single organism?We may look at a single ant, or a single bee, and judge them as simple organism. But then you can look at the similar number of cells in the human bodies and consider them primitive.We look at the human body, and we regard it as a single organism (in part) because every cell in the body contains the same DNA, and every cell co-operates in a common purpose.If you look at a hive of bees, or a nest of ants, each ant or bee has the same DNA as every other bee in the hive or ant in the nest, and co-operates with the others that share their DNA with a common purpose. So then, is the organism a single ant, or the nest of ants; is it a single bee, or the hive of bees? If it is the hive or the nest that is deemed the organism, then is it fair to compare the sentience of a single bee or ant rather than the sentience of the entire hive or nest (a little like asking whether we should judge human sentience on the basis of a single nerve cell in the brain, or the effect of the co-operation of all of the cells within the brain).Ofcourse, what one then ask, even further, whether the intellect of humanity may reasonably be judged by the individual human being, or by the power of co-operation of millions (now billions) of individual human beings co-operating to a common purpose.
I didn't realise that ants and bees share the same DNA !..so...queeny makes a load of clones before we even get to clone a sheep !
I would like to think that human intellect can be judged individually because we are individuals though I am fully aware of the herd mentality in certain situations and the results of mass hysteria. We do have natural behavioral proclivities which can be predicted.