John Starke over at The Gospel Coalition wrote a piece ( http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/10/11/do-people-bark/ ) in response to Professor Gregory Berns who seems to think that
the chemical pathways in human brains and dog brains are strikingly similar when it comes to sensing and desiring—canines can be compared to small children.
So what does he conclude? Dogs are people, too.
It isn’t a particularly in depth piece but it is good to see people thinking in this manner on popular outlets like TGC at least.