Dr. Katherine Pollard, postdoctoral alumna of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering and the UCSC genome browser, discovering in 2004 the HAR1 gene, a distinctive difference between the two genomes of humans and apes. The sequence coded not a protein but an RNA. HAR1 works to ensure the proper structuring of neurons in the cerebral cortex, establishing the hypothesis that the new HAR1 gene helped make humans human.
With such a tiny bit of DNA difference, does that mean we are entitled to act like beasts, and commit violence and aggression against those humans with whom we feel we have superiority over or with whom we disagree, or are we equipped to think and behave at a higher level as a primate?
Perhaps we can think, reason, doubt Bronze Age imperatives that continue to hold human into a primitive realm, or ... we can move beyond Bronze Age thinking into the 21st Century and make our decision based on critical thinking and that which makes humans and all the Earth flourish.
The genetic codes of chimps and humans are 99 percent identical.
I don't think humans and other life can florish at the same time.
The human population has more than doubled in my lifetime, directly or indirectly causing loss of habitat and extinction of other life.
From the point of view of other life we are vermin.
I haven't read Tropic of Cancer. I don't understand the quote and how it applies to people. It might refer to Millers difficult times in Paris. I don't know.
The bible teaches idiots that they have dominion over the plants and animals of the world and that people can be enslaved.
I don't see a tremendous change happening, the human population is exploding and causing the extinction of other species and climate change. It can only escalate.
It amazes me that Millers book was banned for 25 years in the U.S.