Re: Morgan Tears 3.

Phillip Bigelow (
1 Nov 1995 13:41:25 -0800 (H. M. Hubey) writes:

I wrote:
>>The DEFINATIVE statement would be to say that we don't KNOW if elephants
>>secrete emotionally-based tears. (H. M. Hubey) responded:
>OK. Let's define "emotion" scientifically then.
>Since you seem to be saying that crying/weeping/sobbing refers only
>to emotion, then either only humans have emotion or there must
>be some way to tell if animals have them.

I said no such thing. Certainly, most higher vertebrates have emotions
(anyone who has ever had a cat knows it).
I said that we don't know of any animals other than humans who DEFINATIVELY
secrete emotionally-based tears.