The failure to understand the gulf that separates humans from animals, and humans from machines, is a source of confusion to rival almost any other.
It’s good to be able to report progress.
Think, for example, of the late Stephen Hawking and how his fevered pronouncements in his final years were received.
David Barash is an evolutionary biologist known for delivering a yearly talk to his students disabusing them of the idea that science can be reconciled with religious faith.
Hammering home the lesson about “our own evolutionary history” was exactly the purpose behind displaying and humiliating an African man with monkeys.