His first go at splicing Ape and Angel
was less than successful. Although smarter
the mutant lacked the Angel's wings and grace
and showed more aggression and avarice.
He culled the lot, dumped the bones in a cave.
The second go was better. Still no wings
but at least they showed reduced body hair
and the females, especially, had increased
angelic traits of beauty and compassion.
He thought he might still have another try
but left them to it when distracted by
supernova bursts in far galaxies.
Adrift in the stars these ape-angels learned
to slaughter and skin, to speak and raise fire.
From: BBC News, 10 September 2015
Scientists have discovered a new human-like species in the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa.