The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
the lower animals of our own world. Why, I have come
across here very learned discussions of the question
as to whether gilaks, that is men, have any means
of communication. One writer claims that we do not even
reason--that our every act is mechanical, or instinctive.
The dominant race of Pellucidar, David, have not yet
learned that men converse among themselves, or reason.
Because we do not converse as they do it is beyond them
to imagine that we converse at all. It is thus that we
reason in relation to the brutes of our own world.
They know that the Sagoths have a spoken language,
At the Earth's Core