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Letter 8515

Wright, Chauncey to Darwin, C. R.

9 Sept 1872

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    Discusses the mental powers and habits of animals and considers that those of man are not separated from those of animals by any sort of fundamental barrier; the gulf seems formidable only from a self-conscious, human point of view. Man's important distinction is his greater ability to act and respond independently of external stimuli, in consequence of his internal accumulation of personal experience.

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