I think most of you will be somewhat surprised (as I was) when I explain why europeans have collected such neotenic biological attributes, while still being the largest and strongest, and cultural attributes that are absolutely positively counter to human instincts.
Overcome the animal: the continuous production of agency.
What is agency? Adaptation.
We use the wrong word for intelligence as if it’s independent from other physical and biological processes.
Intelligence is just a rate of adaptation.