Do Animals Think? Some will answer, it depends upon the animal. Some will say, it depends upon the defini tion of thot. Does the hen think when she lays an egg? Does the bird think when she flies away at the sound of a gun? Does the new-born chick think when it pecks at the bright spot? Does the dog think when he gulps down a piece of meat that he finds? Does the man think when he winds his watch at night? Does the amoeba think when it surrounds a food particle? Is there a thot connected with the knee-jerk? Does a bird think when it builds its nest? Does a carpenter think when he drives a nail ? Does a man think when he gets his finger into a gas flame and draws it away sud denly? Most of these questions the reader has answered promptly in the negative. To some of them he has given the answer, it depends upon the definition of thot. And finally, a few readers will have answered some of the questions in the affirmative.