"Disquisition" by La Fontaine states, "Animals are just machines; no sentiment, no soul...they act from instinct, without thinking, driven as by springs" (118).
La Fontaine says that animals are machines, yet I believe they are not just machines. If animals are considered machines because they act upon their instinct without first stopping to think of their actions, then are humans considered machines too? Humans too act without first stopping to analyze what they are about to say. Does this mean that they have no feelings? I believe both animals and humans have feelings and they are able to feel all different kinds of ways as well as act out of pity or anger. I myself have acted many times without stopping to think of the situation first, does this mean I am not human and rather a machine? How do you feel about this?