Why not ask “does the chimpanzee have a soul?”

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):116-116 (1998)

Abstract
The question, “Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?” is logically identical to the question, “Does the chimpanzee have a soul?” It is a peculiarity of our culture that we talk about anyone having a mind, and such talk is unhelpful for a science of behavior. The label “killjoy hypothesis” is an ad hominem attack.
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