„To endow animals with human emotions has long been a scientific taboo. But if we do not, we risk missing something fundamental, about both animals and us.“

—  Frans de Waal, "Are We in Anthropodenial?" in Discover magazine (July 1997) http://discovermagazine.com/1997/jul/areweinanthropod1180

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