We Are Not Special - For about three million years humans have trotted about this planet. Our earliest ancestors had an excuse for being ‘stupid’: they had the brain size of a sabre-tooth squirrel.
As we went along from being hunters and gatherers, to Homo Erectus and Neanderthals, we discovered that if we wanted to, we could work together, communicate to each other, organize tribes, and create basic ‘family’ structures. At this stage of the game, we could make better decisions than we do now. However, that great early thinking didn’t end there.
It didn’t take us long to realize that just like the animals, we could kill. Then we realized something else, we could kill each other. We also realized we could not only kill each other, but we had it in us to torture, imprison, abuse, coerce, maim, deceive, humiliate, and rape our fellow human. And the human race was off and running.