Definition of lower animals in English:

lower animals

Line breaks: lower ani|mals

noun

Animals of relatively simple or primitive characteristics as contrasted with humans or with more advanced animals such as mammals or vertebrates: how thin the dividing line is between humanity and the lower animals cell divisions in the mammalian egg are unlike those of the lower animals
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  • The only thing left of the organic code will be animals, probably lower animals.
  • Now, by creating the means to execute those simulations at much higher speeds, we are entering a regime as radically different from our human past as we humans are from the lower animals.
  • Unfortunately, it also raises doubts about the significance of the expressive behaviors that Darwin pointed to as signs of ‘the various emotions and faculties… in the lower animals.’

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