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Author:Robert Trivers
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Quote by Robert Trivers : “I was once watching a”

I was once watching a herring gull through binoculars side by side with Bill. In those days, a herring gull could not scratch itself without one of us asking why natural selection favored that behavior. In any case, I offered as an explanation for the ongoing gull behavior something that was nonfunctional and suggested that the animal was not capable of acting in its own self-interest. Bill said quietly, Never assume the animal you are studying is as stupid as the one studying it. – Robert Trivers