Boy's Own Paper,  3 (1880–81), 262–63.

Fishing-Tackle, and How to Make it. Introduction  [1/18]

J Harrington Keene, Author of "The Practical Fisherman", etc.


Essay, Serial


Hunting, Zoology, Animal Development, Education, Instinct, Evolution, Darwinism

    Insists that the 'education of fishes does undoubtedly increase as years pass by' and that fish will develop habits of caution about fishermen's hooks that 'will be transmitted and become congenital' to their offspring (262–63). Believes this constitutes the 'true theory of the "higher education of the fishes"' and believes 'Dr. Darwin's elaborate reasoning about the survival of the fittest touches my idea closely, if indeed his is not an amplification of what I have said' (263).

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