Bubble gum

Many scientists believe that gum, in fact, is sentient; this is mostly due to the theory that ${\displaystyle StickShoe+Gum/sqrt-1=sentiency}$. Many scientists believe this, due to the fact gum IS TEH R0XX)R IN MEH BOXXOR! However, others question the fact that something sentiency would want to be stepped on, repeatedly, probably killed (though, see below), or other fallacies, such as the person stepping in doggy doo with the gum still on their shoe.