chapter  V
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Consider, for example, the question that springs naturally to our minds when the word 'soul' is mentioned, the question 'Do we have them?' Do we have souls? - the question invites misconstruction. It is dangerously like 'Do we have noses, legs or kidneys?' or like 'Do we have bodies?' We liken the soul to a part of the body, so that it would make sense to ask whereabouts in the body the soul is to be found, whether in the liver or in the heart or in the brain or perhaps in the pituitarygland. And as it is permissible to speculate upon the condition of people who have no nose, or are without legs or have lost a kidney, so we might consider the hypothetical case of a man who would resemble other men in all respects save that he did not possess a soul, and wonder whether it might not be found advantageous in the course of evolution for us all to become like him.