Talkin’ ‘Bout My Evolution

So, I don’t really agree with the whole macro-evolutionary, natural selection theory that says we all basically come from cosmic lint.  

There are lots of folks who do find this concept to be rather compelling.  And yet, for reasons that elude me, they seem to assume that no other species beyond human beings has really evolved much.  In other words, we were somehow magically blessed with the right combinations of blind chance – over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again to develop from our primate ancestors until we now have microwave popcorn.  Yet the popular assumption seems to be that no other species has developed in any real way similarly to us.  
And hence, scientists and naturalists are being continually surprised by discoveries that, to my way of understanding their theory, ought not to be any surprise at all.  In fact, were I them (which again, I am not – to our mutual relief), I would tend to think that these discoveries supported my natural selection assumptions.  I would make a point of not acting continually surprised that other species demonstrated certain characteristics and behaviors that these folks apparently are convinced are the domain of humans and only humans.
I am not particularly surprised that a monkey can plan.  Makes perfect sense to me, and I don’t even think we’re related!  But others appear to be quite surprised.  
Go figure.

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