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Comment 4 by dandelion fluff:

Although, I'll grant you, when I was a kid I used to resent that we were related to "ugly old" gorillas and chimps. I'd have much rather been related to beautiful horses or tigers or something. :P

Huh. Well... when I was a kid, I remember noticing how tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, jaguars, housecats were similar. Dogs, jackals, coyotes, wolves, foxes. Deer, moose, elk, caribou, antelope. It therefore struck me as blatantly obvious --and wonderful!-- that in our case we were clearly related to chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons, etc.

How someone like Kohlmayor can fail to see that is appalling. It conjures the image of a primate with its hands over its eyes: "See No Evil." Sigh....

I will admit, however, that there have been many times when I wish our species had evolved with wings. There is something about watching a hawk soaring on an updraft that inspires both awe and envy.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:39:41 UTC | #928345