Letters, Sep. 24, 1934

Fun to be Eaten ?

Sirs:

Surely the problem of unemployment must be acute indeed in the U. S. when paid officials can find nothing more useful to do than to rescue spiders, scorpions and snakes from the results of their natural attempts to prey upon each other (TIME, Sept. 3, p. 69).

I think all biologists would agree that, so far as we can know anything about such matters, pain, as human beings know pain, is wholly absent from the experience of invertebrate, or even reptilian, contestants in the struggle for existence. Alfred...

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