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And chimpanzee commonly and with great Numerous examples are to be found of also in W. " ^ communication of experience by imitation W. The Mentality Kohler's of Apes. Apes, do ape. As E. B. " Thus the reason ^ for their lack of a material culture cannot lie in this direction. It can hardly be argued that apes have no material culture be- cause they have no need for one, or because they could derive advantage or benefit from it. hammers, digging levers, In the sticks, poking actually used to practical advantage and daggers be useful to them first place by apes.

Everything must have a improvement in her diary, name now in "almost . . She drops the signs and pantomime she used before as soon as she has words to supply their place expressive each day . " . . We notice her face grows more THE SYMBOL A 39 more eloquent and convincing account of the significance of human mind and symbols and of the great gulf between the that minds without symbols could hardly be imagined. of VIII SummaTy. The natural processes of biologic evolution man alone, a new and distincsymbols.

II The "there is great Danvin declared in The Descent of Man that no fundamental difference between man and the higher 22 THE SYMBOL mammals them 23 in their mental the difference between faculties," that consists "solely in his [man's] almost infinitely larger most of associating together the power sounds and ideas diversified . . the m_ental powers of higher animals do not differ in kind, though greatly in degree, 18; 3, from the corresponding powers of man" (Chs. emphasis ours). This view of comparative mentality today.

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