Let's do some abstraction.
Some kind of centrism (anthropocentrism?) had a part in devising language.
Anthropocentrism played a part in defining "win".
Are there psycho/sociopaths among the non-homo species?
If not, homo may have been natural selection's mistake and the earth's loss.
Ain't that one helluva sci-fi story? Rod Serling might have written it.