on July 10 at 02:35PM
It seems like the authors would disagree about "whether chimpanzees' vocalizations suggest that they may possess the capacity to attribute mental states to others" because the author of passage A states "chimpanzees do not appear to adjust their calling to inform ignorant individuals of their own location or that of food" while the author of passage B states "recent research with chimpanzees and other animals calls into question not only the assumption that...animals respond mechanically to stimuli, whereas humans speak with conscious understanding and intent." How is that not the case?
Also, what does "the difference between animal and human communication is qualitative rather than merely quantitative" even mean?
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on July 11 at 01:25AM