One of Degree, Not of Kind

“The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.”

-Charles Darwin

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Bears are not companions of men, but children of God, and His charity is broad enough for both. Yet bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. A bear’s days are warmed by the same sun, his dwellings are overdomed by the same blue sky, and his life turns and ebbs with heart-pulsings like ours and was poured from the same fountain…”
– John Muir

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