Of course we are animals in the strictly biological sense, as are clams, flies, and bacteria. But not in the moral sense.
Research into human origins, we mean the entire field, is a mess.
About a billion people watched the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That’s around 1/7th of the world’s population.
With every study that reveals another layer of complexity in the genome, it becomes more difficult to attribute evolutionary progress to an accumulation of random factors.
“If our skin is meant to be mostly bare, why do we have the tiny ineffectual hairs at all?”