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The Thief in the Mirror, Frans B. M de Waal

De Waal, Frans B. M. "The Thief in the Mirror." PLOS Biology (2008): n. pag. Journals.plos.org. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

According to this section of the article:

"Gallup already speculated about this connection, and more recently this idea has been connected to the various levels of empathy reached by mammals."

What does the word "empathy" mean?

A

The ability to feel what another feels.

B

The ability to feel sorry for another.

C

The ability to feel bitterness towards another.

D

The ability to feel superior towards another.