Cesme for There is no satisfying answer. Most likely, a rudimentary form of self-reflective language and reason developed simultaneously with a rudimentary form of political life in prehistoric human communities. The zoon politikon and the zoon logon echon always were, and remain today, one and the same animal. Aristotle rightly defined human being as a rational, speaking animal and a political animal. We must not forget the last word of each phrase. Human beings remain animals. We are biological creatures. Cesme 2016.