For All Mankinds
"It doesn't work like that for any other species, but we like to think of ourselves as special."
A few weeks ago while researching another article, I was scouring Google news for the word "anthropology." As I was scrolling, I came across an article that had come out an hour earlier on the CBS News website. The story — titled Pre-human ancestor believed to have used fire as a tool, researchers say — appeared to detail some rather paradigm-shifting findings regarding the history of our human ancestors.
I was skeptical at first. I figured a story like this would've been all over social media platforms if there had in fact been a discovery of the magnitude suggested by the headline.
But as I read, it became increasingly clear that the findings of Lee Berger and his team had massive implications for our species. The accompanying video was even more so, with statements by Berger and his team that gave me chills as I listened to them speak.