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A Common Ancestor: Humans and Chimpanzees Are Cousins

Humans and Chimpanzees share a common ancestor.  We’re cousins.  This occurred roughly between 5 to 8 million years ago. The common ancestor almost certainly resembled a chimpanzee more than a human.  This single bit of knowledge is important when entering into a conversation with someone who is affronted by the false idea that we ‘evolved … Continue reading A Common Ancestor: Humans and Chimpanzees Are Cousins

Experience and Intelligence Without Opposable Thumbs

Just because we have opposable thumbs doesn’t mean we should pat ourselves on the back too much, and it sure doesn’t mean we always put them to the best use. When at last Dolphins evolve to have opposable thumbs, we may finally have the benevolent overlords that can help us get our shit together, fix … Continue reading Experience and Intelligence Without Opposable Thumbs