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" ... chambers, forming tunnels, making roads, guarding their home, gathering food, feeding the young, tending their domestic animals, — each one fulfilling its duties industriously, and without confusion, — it is difficult altogether to deny to them... "
Nature - Page 34
edited by - 1905
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Journal of the Outdoor Life, Volume 3

Open-air treatment - 1906
...the other hand, finds it " difficult altogether to deny to them the gift of reason," and concludes that " their mental powers differ from those of men not so much in kind as in degree." The " domestic animals " kept by certain species of ant have been studied by many observers. It was Huber...
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Biosemiotic Research Trends

Marcello Barbieri - Science - 2007 - 283 pages
...it is difficult altogether to deny to them the gift of reason ; and the preceding observations tend to confirm the opinion that their mental powers differ...from those of men, not so much in kind as in degree, (ibid., p. 181) Very few scientists today, except perhaps those who agree with the softer comparative...
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