“[…] you are just an ape. A violent ape.” – ‘Automata’
Our ancestors witnessed two primordial revolutions: tools, and fire (Burton, 2011). Inadvertently or otherwise, they gave rise to vast human migration across the planet, the advent of early language, the generational transmission of knowledge and, ultimately, our unrivalled intelligence. Our path from being ‘just another ape’, without much significance or ecological impact, to the species we are today has been one fraught with obstacles; a miracle of design, millions of years in the making.