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" I know, indeed, that brutes do many things better than we do, but I am not surprised at it; for that, also, goes to prove that they act by force of nature and by springs, like a clock, which tells better what the hour is than our judgment can inform us. "
The Animal Mind: A Text-book of Comparative Psychology - Page 14
by Margaret Floy Washburn - 1908 - 333 pages
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The History of Science from Augustine to Galileo

Alistair Cameron Crombie - Science - 1959 - 372 pages
...do many things better than we do, but I am not surprised at it; for that, also, goes to prove that they act by force of nature and by springs, like a...clock, which tells better what the hour is than our judgement can inform us. And, doubtless, when swallows come in the spring, they act in that like clocks....
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Ethical Vegetarianism: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer

Kerry S. Walters, Lisa Portmess - Philosophy - 1999 - 287 pages
...do many things better than we do, but I am not surprised at it; for that, also, goes to prove that they act by force of nature and by springs, like a...the spring, they act in that like clocks. All that honey-bees do is of the same nature; and the order that cranes keep in flying, or monkeys drawn up...
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Materialism and the Mind-body Problem

David M. Rosenthal - Philosophy - 2000 - 315 pages
...do many things better than we do, but I am not surprised at it; for that, also, goes to prove that they act by force of nature and by springs, like a...the spring, they act in that like clocks. All that honey-bees do is of the same nature; and the order that cranes keep in flying, or monkeys drawn up...
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Introduction to Pharmacology, Third Edition

Mannfred A. Hollinger - Medical - 2002 - 432 pages
...do many things better than we do, but I am not surprised at it; for that, also, goes to prove that they act by force of nature and by springs, like a...what the hour is than our judgment can inform us." Descartes imagined insects and other creatures as elegant, miniaturized bits of clockwork "which eat...
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