What if we called ourselves human apes?
Posted: 28 April 2011 06:56 PM   [ Ignore ]  
Newbie
Rank
Total Posts:  2
Joined  2011-04-28

While attending Pepperdine University (a private Christian school) I was not surprised at how many fellow students rejected evolution in general and human evolution in particular.  However, upon graduating, I found myself talking to countless people in the ‘real world’ that also rejected evolution; usually just human evolution.

I subscribe to the theory that part of the reason why so few people accept human evolution is that humans do so many things to distance ourselves from our ‘animal side.’  We shave, wear clothes, make movies, use toilet paper, drive cars, etc.  One other habit we have is calling ourselves ‘humans’ or human beings,’ which for me conjures up an image of something far from being an animal.

What if we called ourselves human apes or something along those lines to emphasize the fact that we are apes.  It still maintains the ‘human’ in our title so we can distinguish ourselves from other apes, yet it seems to conjure up a less superior-to-nature kind of image in my mind.  What do you think?  Would this ever catch on?

Profile
 
 
Posted: 29 April 2011 12:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  497
Joined  2005-02-22

I agree with your point though I think there is real progress already. This will take a few generations.


How about dumping the “S”?  Homo Apeians

 Signature 

Delude responsibly.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 29 April 2011 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
Newbie
Rank
Total Posts:  2
Joined  2011-04-28

Clever, I like it!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 06 July 2011 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
Newbie
Rank
Total Posts:  2
Joined  2011-07-06

What if we called ourselves human apes?

Homo Apeians… i think   Human.

[ Edited: 20 May 2012 06:54 AM by taimi011]
 Signature 

engineering resume

Profile
 
 
   
 
 
RSS 2.0     Atom Feed