I was assured in confidence that primates do not transmit knowledge from generation to generation other than through direct observation and immediate correction of improper usage. ‘Twere one monkey to run another thru, they, too, would learn, albeit, alas, too late, of the sword. There is no translation mechanism, either through speech or pictograph, to directly /impart/ learned knowledge, regardless of the falsely propheted sweet sweet-potatoed hundredth monkey. Descendants, on the other hand, clearly did. The Sapien Lascaux miracle is infinitely curious… Is it mere art, representing the world around them? Does it represent the first bible, a negotiation and visual explanation of the flora and fauna around the tribe? Is it an instruction manual, on how to take down big game, of how to tame horses? Or is it aspirational, a DaVincian representation of what /could/ be, the artists oracles of how to get from Point A to Point D without explaining the steps between? If so, how many early Magdalenians died in pursuit of this captured dream sequence, exhilerating as a film, spread out as a story of human exceptionalism from wall to wall…

Not much has changed in that regard. We must dream it, so that we will come. We must begin to formulate a vision and achieve it. The bootstrap module is now active, and we can carry outselves to Mount Ascension. Even Neanderthals knew that inside the tales, the past was exhumed and the future was born.