It’s a strange thing that our species is called homo sapiens sapiens.
If sapiens means thinking, and sapiens sapiens therefore means “really fricking thinking”, why does this define us as a species?
All animals have brains, so thought is not specific to we super monkeys. There seem to be a lot of other species that think as much if not more effectively than we do – because our thoughts are often our own worst enemies.
So, what is it that really sets we humans apart?
It’s the voice box, the larynx. It’s speech. We are the speaking ape.