What would the world be like if humans were not the only sentient, intelligent species to exist today ?
In a world where racism and discrimination is an issue even between members of the same species, what would things have been like if there had been another species of intelligent life form sharing the world with us in the present day ? Would there have been wars between us to determine a dominant species ? "Given knowledge of how humans behave within their species — the endless intertribal conflicts and wars that have sadly gone on for many thousands of years — I think that whenever resources become an issue, or competing ideologies become an issue, you get conflict," said paleoanthropologist William Harcourt-Smith.
"What if Neanderthals, who bit the dust just 28,000 years ago, had instead wised up and were now living next door? Or what if, during all these millennia that humans have been evolving, some unrelated creature had evolved cognitive and technological prowess in keeping with our own?."
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