Ernest Bell

1851 - 1933

A Quote by Ernest Bell on animals, instinct, knowledge, people, power, reason, theory, time, and wonder

The old assumption that animals acted exclusively by instinct, while man had a monopoly of reason, is, we think, maintained by few people nowadays who have any knowledge at all about animals. We can only wonder that so absurd a theory could have been held for so long a time as it was, when on all sides the evidence if animals' power of reasoning is crushing.

Ernest Bell (1851 - 1933)

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