Some scientists theorize that didn't really become modern until about 50K years ago when a language gene evolved. This can be contrasted with others who are always emphasizing how similar we are to ancestors who lived millions of years ago. Meanwhile, chimps and apes, our closest relatives, apparently have less tool-making intelligence than crows.
This poor ex-employee is being abused by Alcatel. Alcatel says he got a clever idea while he was an employee, and has spent 5 years suing him to find out what the idea is!