anthropodenial
 n.— «With respect to inference, if humans share a trait, such as empathy, with some other animal, then the rejection of that possibility constitutes a type I error, or what primatologist Frans de Waal at Emory University refers to as anthropodenial. At the other end of the spectrum lies the type II error of anthropomorphism, the belief that humans share some trait with another animal when they actually do not.  At the other end of the spectrum lies the type II error of anthropomorphism, the belief that humans share some trait with another animal when they actually do not.» —“Mirror, Mirror” by G.A. Bradshaw, Robert M. Sapolsky American Scientist Nov.-Dec., 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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