Joined: Sep. 2003
|Posted: June 07 2005,5:48 pm
I think monkeys & humans had a common ancestor species . . . which alas went extinct 600 million years ago. That was the end of the relationship between humans and monkeys, and no amount of wishing will bring it into being again.
We are more closely related to gorillas and chimps, and yet, this relationship was broken a few hundred million years after the monkey relations broke off. Humanity had several brother and sister species that existed alongside as it developed. All of these went extinct. The last brother species to die off were the Neanderthals, right in our midst. Now there is no other hominid species on the planet. It's just lonely us, and we're partially responsible for that reality. Even so, our survival is dicey because it depends on more than our capacity to reproduce. Our survival ultimately depends on our capacity to form the best strategies to deal with our environment, our needs, our poverty, our ignorance, and our foolishness. Our survival isn't in our gonads, it's in our heads.
We're a lonely people, and those of us who disown evolution through natural selection wish us to be lonelier.
Goethe Chose Mercy