A symbolic betrayal of human evolution, wrongly implying that evolution is linear and progressive. [Credit: Wikipedia]
Without acknowledging the fact that many adherents to evolution ignore the soul, this mostly fine digital resource does state, "Theories of evolution provide a provisional explanation for the facts."
Wikipedia traces the beginnings of the science:
"The search for a fossil that connected man and ape was unproductive until the Dutch paleontologist Eugene Dubois went to Indonesia. Between 1886 and 1895 Dubois discovered remains that he later described as 'an intermediate species between humans and monkeys'. He named the hominin Pithecanthropus erectus (erect ape-man), which has now been reclassified as Homo erectus.
"Homo sapiens emerged around 300,000 years ago, evolving from Homo erectus and migrating out of Arica, gradually replacing local populations of archaic humans.
"The term missing link has fallen out of favor with biologists because it implies the evolutionary process is a linear phenomenon and that forms originate consecutively in a chain. Instead, last common ancestor is preferred since this does not have the connotation of linear evolution, as evolution is a branching process."
Biden's speeches are scripted by others. Quid, inquam, ego non capio. What I say, I do not understand. Homo means man. Sapiens means wise. He belongs to another branching process.