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I'm not sure where this comes from - I've seen it in Terry Pratchett's 'The Hogfather' but it may be lifted from somewhere else. It feels like Milton but is presumably post-Darwin.
Anyway, it means us - humans and humanity. We are were the apes and angels meet. The idea is that it is our incredible mix of dreams, hopes, beliefs, fears and hatreds(!) that make us uniquely who we are. The falling angel comes from the bible, where Satan is the original fallen angel - although I read it here as about people rather than devils. The rising ape is about the ascent of man from the beasts.
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