I always feel nervous about sounding dualistic or Manichaeian, but I have the strong intuition that we are not but we are in monkeys.
I asked it once, What are you doing on Earth? It said, Listen, if you’re a mushroom, you live cheap; besides, I’m telling you, this was a very nice neighborhood until the monkeys got out of control.
The mushroom states its own position very clearly. It says, I require the nervous system of a mammal. Do you have one handy?