But a person understands that it's a trick, they understand the point of it and know they are being fooled. The chimp doesn't.
Some people would argue that apes are a sub-category of monkey, in the same way that monkeys are sub-category of primates, and primates are a sub-category of mammals.
I would say it implies that we are vertebrates
and that "fish" is not a good subclade of vertebrates since it includes organisms that are not closely related (not monophyletic)
Certainly, if you come up with a list of properties common to all fish but not common to all vertebrates, it won't include apes.
we are not directly descended from bacteria
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