The Story of Captain: The Horse with the Human Brain

By: James, George Walton

Price: $175.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+


For a book with yapp or overlapping edges, this one is in remarkable condition. There is some wear along the edges, but it is mostly confined to the bottom front. There is one small closed tear near the bottom of the front edge; otherwise, this copy would be NF. Captain was a so-called intelligent horse who could do arithmetic, play musical instruments and other such stuff. He strutted his stuff at the San Diego Expo in 1916, and was, in this book, proclaimed as a marvel by author George Washington James. James was either incredibly gullible or an outright fraud. Clever Hans, a similar horse, had already been tested and debunked by the time Captain and James came along. At any rate, this is a well-done book with seven excellent photos that purports to show a inexplicable marvel. Studying the equine intelligence that allowed Hans to seem to do math might have been more scientifically rewarding than to try to show that a horse could really compute. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 + 7 photographs pages

Title: The Story of Captain: The Horse with the Human Brain

Author Name: James, George Walton

Categories: Skepticism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Pasadena, The Radiant Life Press: 1917

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 16635

Keywords: Scepticism Pseudoscience Science Clever Hans Fraud