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How would you summarily describe the human species?

I am looking for a concise, pithy description, a single phrase or sentence.

Please consider both positive and negative human behaviors.

An example: The human species is the most trainable species of the great apes.

When my grandchildren graduate for college and then ask me, "Grandpa, who are we, we humans?" How should I start to answer?

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    Jun 28 2013: Barry. You can start by telling your grandchildren that we are the most fearsome and most destructive of all species, but at the same time we are capable of compassion and love.

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