but again we know from experience that given a few million years our ape cousins will evolve to replace us
How do we know that? Bonobos and chimps are just as evolved as we are.
What does any of this have to do with programming languages?
This has absolutely nothing to do with programming languages. Why should it? - this is a slashdot discussion
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