"An article appeared recently in the Science section of The New York Times that described the discovery of stone tools on the island of Crete. According to the article, the tools are 'at least 130,000 years old, which is considered strong evidence for the earliest known seafaring in the Mediterranean and cause for rethinking the maritime capabilities of prehuman cultures.' . . . I would consider this discovery cause for rethinking the definition of the word 'prehuman'". . . .
Marilynne Robinson, "The human spirit and the good society," in When I was a child I read books (New York: Picador; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), 155 (143-164). "I would like to propose a solution of sorts, ancient and authoritative but for all that very sporadically attended to. What if we were to say that human beings are created in the image of God?" (158).