Its incredible to learn how much alike non human primates and primates are related. It makes me realize why they are unbelievably crucial to study of how we evolved into what we are today. In the article “Our True Dawn” I was surprised to find out that some of our findings turn out to be wrong. It says “New estimates for when our lineage and chimps went their separate ways suggest that some of our established ideas are staggeringly wrong. If correct, they demand a rewrite of human prehistory, starting from the very beginning.” This idea is unfathomable to me, how can this possibly be true. If this is so how did we evolve into homo sapiens? We have an unbelievable amount of characteristics alike it just doesn’t make any sense what so ever to me. It also says if we were to start from the beginning we need to start at the very first human fossils. If this is so it might not be possible at this point in time to figure out what our answer is because they are very hard to read and interpret what they mean. Although geneticists have a lot of DNA that have great traces of our species past which hopefully can tell us common ancestry and lineage. This is a very interesting topic to me because there is also the religious aspect of the argument. If we didn’t come from non humans primates some people might believe in the big bang theory. I am not currently someone who believes in this but if we cant prove the ancestry then what else is there to believe? It makes a very good point though that as two species grow together and are the only two that interact they will eventually interbreed based on population declination. Also in the article about chimps giving us the inherent trait of human aggression makes so much sense to me based on how protective and aggressive chimps naturally are. On the other hand just expecting humans and monkeys to be violence just because of there violent past isn’t really a very good justification. In the article it makes a good point about how it can be the environment that both the monkeys and humans were forced to live in. if they weren’t violent and protective their families would not flourish and have happy lives to spread their population and in turn become a stronger species as a whole. All of these article really open my eyes about the other side of the primate family and make me realize how a civilized culture like ours can completely relate to a culture in the jungle because of our natural instincts of wanting to protect the ones we love and make sure they have a happy life at all costs. A family of monkeys is going to do whatever they need to do to achieve this. Also a homo sapien family is going to make money and provide for their family so they can lead a great life and also protecting them from danger at all costs.