Who we are: how geology can explain us as a species

Science and technology
Focus question : What are your levels of formal and informal education?
People are proud that thanks to science and technology, we are able in most cases to protect ourselves from the threatening effects of the environment. We influence what the landscapes around us look like, we even determine the fate of species of other populations. But why did we become "chosen"? What factors made our distant ancestors climb trees and pick up a digger's stick? And what is the movement of tectonic plates?