More From Edward Thorndike
- "There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas – the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform."
- "From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found."
- "Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals."
More In Science
- "In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."― Galileo Galilei
- "In the post-enlightenment Europe of the 19th century the highest authority was no longer the Church. Instead it was science. Thus was born racial anti-Semitism, based on two disciplines regarded as science in their day – the ‘scientific study of race’ and the Social Darwinism of Herbert Spencer and Ernst Haeckel."― Jonathan Sacks
- "I was sent to a finishing school, which didn’t last long when mother found out how badly chaperoned we were. Then I ‘came out’ before going to a domestic science school."― Mary Wesley