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According to Darwin, the development of humans from the animal kingdom

Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru
Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru


also includes the development of mental abilities in humans. He wrote:

If no organic being except for humans had any spiritual power, or if our powers were fundamentally different from those of animals, we would never be convinced that our high abilities had gradually developed.

However, it can be shown that there really is no fundamental difference of this kind.  One must admit that the gap between the intellectuality of a high-developed monkey and that of a lower fish, perhaps something like a lamprey or lancet fish, is much larger than the gap between monkeys and humans. (p. 81)

However, it can be shown that there really is no fundamental difference of this kind.  One must admit that the gap between the intellectuality of a high-developed monkey and that of a lower fish, perhaps something like a lamprey or lancet fish, is much larger than the gap between monkeys and humans. (p. 81)

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