John Cabbotsin questions our self-identification as Homo sapiens. I do too, but not because we haven't yet measured up to it, but because we've surpassed it. Ever since man began leaving behind written records of his existence, about six thousand years ago, we've become what I call Homo scribiens. For just as to function as Homo sapiens, men must rewire their brains for speech; they must rewire it again to read and write. That's the point at which God created man in his own image. For if God is ho Logos, the recorded Word or Code, man can't function in his image unless the species records the word.
More information about text formats