Darwin’s note on higher and lower.

Here is a page from Darwin’s 1837 notebook. (Click for larger image)

In case you can’t read his handwriting (few can), it says

It is absurd to talk of one animal being higher than another. We consider those, when the cerebral structure / intellectual faculties most developed, as highest. A bee doubtless would when the instincts were.

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