Bees are great, but do they really have consciousness?
This is a useful article exploring the intellectual and emotional capabilities of bees. Interestingly, if not surprisingly, researchers conclude that bees are multi-talented. Some researchers go on to conclude that that means they have feelings too. Perhaps that is an oft-made confusion as between emotions and feelings. Alternatively, perhaps they are actually saying that bees have consciousness too, i.e., they are quite like us. That seems like a stretch.
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