Why don’t Africans get credit for starting civilization?
Their legacy seems to have been removed by Europeans who then plundered them and their land, to introduce their own philosophers who, all of a sudden, knew all about the Sciences, Arts, Mathematics, Astronomy, Poetry, Music, Philosophy in short.
In Planet of the Apes, Ape slaves, who outnumbered their masters, plotted the overthrow of their oppressors, and killed their masters or evicted them to the wild. Speechless, animalistic humans are then hunted and enslaved by an advanced society of apes. Eventually we discover that humans had once dominated the planet until their complacency allowed the more industrious apes to overthrow them.