Instinct: A Mechanical Analogy

@article{MurphyInstinctAM,
  title={Instinct: A Mechanical Analogy},
  author={Joseph J Murphy},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={7},
  pages={483-483}
}
MR. DARWIN, in his article on “The Origin of certain Instincts,” in NATURE, of April 3, appears inclined to think that what we may call the instinct of direction in animals is of the same kind as the faculty by which men find their way: and he instances the power of the natives of Siberia to find their way over hummocky ice. He afterwards, however, raises without discussing the question “whether animals may not possess the faculty of keeping a dead reckoning of their course in a much more… Expand
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