Its a close call. Unlike the new-born babies of our species, they can brush their teeth. And women of our species may actually prefer the scent of their sweat. Somebody might ask: Where are the chimp philosophers, poets, physicists, presidents, physicians, priests, popes, and so on? But maybe they havent had the right opportunities. My serious view, of course, is tha chimps arent people, although they are fascinating, very social animals deserving of our protection and affection.
And were still stuck with reflecting on Walker Percys question: Is it better to be a dislocated human or a contented chimp? Not that we have the right to choose between the two options.