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[经验/分享/互助答疑] [一日一文]Do animals Think? 1214

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发表于 2013-12-13 15:19:29 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
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Do animals Think?

The question has often been asked, Do animals think? I believe that some of them think a great deal. Many of them are like children in their sports. We notice this to be true very often with dogs and cats; but it is true with other animals as well.

Some birds are very lively in their sports; and the same is true with some insects. The ants, hardworking as they are, have their times for play. They run races; they wrestle; and sometimes they have mock fights together. Very busy must be their thoughts while engaged in these sports.

There are many animals, however, that never play; their thoughts seem to be of the more sober kind. We never see frogs engaged in sport. They all the time appear to be very grave. The same is true of the owl, who always looks as if he were considering some important question.

Animals think much while building their houses. The bird searches for what it can use in building its nest, and in doing this it thinks. The beavers think as they build their dams and their houses. They think in getting their materials, and also in arranging them, and in plastering them together with mud. Some spiders build houses which could scarcely have been made except by some thinking creature.

As animals think, they learn. Some learn more than others. The parrot learns to talk, though in some other respects it is quite stupid. The mocking bird learns to imitate a great many different sounds. The horse is not long in learning many things connected with the word which he has to do. The shepherd dog does not know as much about most things as some other dogs, and yet he understands very well how to take care of sheep.

Though animals think and learn, they do not make any real improvement in their ways of doing things, as men do. Each kind of bird has its own way of building a nest, and it is always the same way. And so of other animals. They have no new fashions, and learn none from each other. But men, as you know, are always finding new ways of building houses, and improved methods of doing almost all kinds of labor.

Many of the things that animals know how to do they seem to know either without learning, or in some way which we cannot understand. They are said to do such things by instinct; but no one can tell what instinct is. It is by this instinct that birds build their nests and beavers their dams and huts. If these things were all planned and thought out just as men plan new houses, there would be some changes in the fashions of them, and some improvements.


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发表于 2013-12-13 16:05:24 | 显示全部楼层
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发表于 2013-12-13 18:09:28 | 显示全部楼层
不错!第一次听。谢谢了!
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发表于 2013-12-13 20:11:48 | 显示全部楼层
好文章 一天一看
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发表于 2013-12-13 22:56:42 | 显示全部楼层

thank you very much
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发表于 2013-12-14 04:38:21 | 显示全部楼层
学习想要参考
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发表于 2013-12-14 07:28:09 | 显示全部楼层
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发表于 2013-12-14 11:56:55 | 显示全部楼层
thank you very much
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发表于 2013-12-14 11:58:25 | 显示全部楼层
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发表于 2013-12-14 12:35:57 | 显示全部楼层
不错,刚来听起来很不错.希望天天能听到这样的东西
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发表于 2013-12-14 14:16:51 | 显示全部楼层
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发表于 2013-12-14 20:34:11 | 显示全部楼层
i will reread this word in this wenkend ~
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发表于 2013-12-15 09:57:09 | 显示全部楼层
thank you for sharing
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发表于 2013-12-15 14:55:30 | 显示全部楼层
好!学习了,初来乍到,多多学习!
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发表于 2013-12-15 16:15:09 | 显示全部楼层
;Phiahiahia 我想下载  很感谢作者
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