The monkeys in the first photo are displayed at a restaurant in Florida.

In the second photo, my kids are standing in front of the skeletons of some mentally ill patients from the 19th century at the Indiana Medical History Museum, a man and a woman.

I think the monkey on the left with the cymbals is an obvious kin to my son. And the kids look like they’re freshly evolved from those skeletons behind them, to me. That the bones were from people whose minds were functioning higher than the primates but lower than grade schoolers makes a nice tidy continuum.

Monkeys to kids, with old mad bones as the link, the middleman and woman. It doesn’t prove Darwin’s theory, but it may bolster confidence in it.