I just cannot let this one go, this completely new insight has given me a brilliant idea.
It is a well known fact that the ancestor is an endangered species. Most of them are dead, after all. I suggest that we start a rigorous ancestor breeding programme. Once we have a healthy population of ancestors, we might try to release them in the wild.
We might even try to cross-breed them with predecessors! That would of course involve a bit of bestiality, but if we could just manage to get rid of the gene for talking by a clever breeding strategy, nobody needs to know.
I think Moorhead, MN USA would be a suitable place to start the world's first ancestor breeding farm. Lots of expertise there.
As a rare, living ancestor, one who, in all humility, has demonstrated considerable survival capacity and fecundity, I would like to be the first to dedicate my body to this important new program (to have anyone else dedicating my body sounds vaguely alarming).
Howver, I would like to point out that in the interest of maximal ancestor diversity, the program should begin with a cross-breeding cohort of descendants (not mine, of course--ick!). Once Moorhead, MN, has rounded up a sufficient number of nubile...er, suitable, descendants, my time is their time.
In the name of this exciting new branch of creation science, no scarifice is too great, nor any labor too large.
Just because as we dig a little deeper, our notions change does not mean the discoveries are not useful.--randman