be careful where you clique
The last 200 years have been very humbling for our species. We’ve gone from being the centerpiece of creation to a sideshow with an identity complex, joy riding on the pale blue dot. I can see how people might have a problem with accepting this fall of man. Lucy Temerlin, the chimp seated above, was a stepping stone for all of us. She was raised by a psychologist and was fully capable of making tea, lying about soiling the carpet, and creating new words to describe things she encountered. She could also please herself with a vacuum cleaner.
This doesn’t imply that we’re not special. It implies that everything else is also special- and learning how it all works and progresses through time, makes us appreciate all the more.