Quote: What human evolution tells us about ourselves

Ann Althouse, confronting the Laetoli footprint-makers reconstruction at the American Museum of Natural History:

Is this really what we are and, if so, is it horrifying or is it wonderful that we figured it out?
Laetoli reconstruction, AMNH

My photo, not Althouse's. Clearly the museum has tried to make them look wonderful and not horrible, but so much depends on the up close encounter with these small apish people, bracing each other in their little glass box against these strange surroundings. </a>