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- n. modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
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I'm not saying she looked like a hominidae --it's the color hair and brown eyes really.
Purring evolved well after the last common ancestor of hominidae and felinidae diverged, so there must be some other response trained by human species history that cat-purrs stimulate.
Homo sapiens (Latin for 'wise man') under the family hominidae
And of course the recent re-classification of chimpanzees into the hominidae family, right next to us homos.
But until chimpanzees get these things called souls, like their fellow hominidae, who just happen to make the rules on the planet - the hairy chimps are doomed to be treated like shit.