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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: Humans are only living things with a power to change the face of earth for the better or for the worst.

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