Beren wrote:I don't reject evolutionary theory, I rather reject or disagree with some of your perceptions (of mankind) perhaps.
I'm sad we're not beavers, but you've made my day anyway. I really needed this, thank you.
So it does offend your sense of humanism. My perceptions of mankind are driven by my understanding of evolutionary theory, some of whose implications are only now becoming clear. Cladistic analysis has revolutionised evolutionary theory since the 1990s. To reject the idea that humans are highly evolved fish is to reject Darwinian evolution tout court, since it is an inescapable logical consequence of it. Even @Hindsite understood that a fish can never give birth to anything which is not itself also a fish.
It just seems to me that you are intellectually trapped in a Linnaean system of classification. Linnaeus was working long before Darwin, so his traditional system of classification breaks down as soon as you introduce biological evolution over time. You are actually more of a Creationist than @Hindsite was. Lol.