Is a sense of humor a byproduct, an accident, or was it installed on purpose? For better health? There definitely seems to be a purpose.
Only a special type of being very close to our own biological design could have taken the first and vital step to technological enlightenment, fire-making.
Animals don’t have reason or moral accountability but there is abundant evidence that mammals and birds have feelings. And feelings often follow their own rules.
Initially, Ardi was widely called the “oldest human ancestor,” due to its supposed skeletal traits that indicated an early bipedal (upright walking) species.
When Darwin proposed a new view of biology based on chance, he cheapened everything, including our most precious human values.