No, your logic and analogy is flawed. By extending the term navy they are going up with technolgy, which moves in direction forward with what you have in space. Much like how in real life, the term Cannon which refers to weapons that propelled balls by combustion of gunpowder. Was converted over to devices in the real world such as water cannons, which spray out water, but do not sue combustion. Or Laser Cannons(early stages of development but do exist) which fire a laser, but do not use combustion, like the original word the term comes from. Were as near-human is non-sensient ancestors of humans, to extend it forward(when the terminology is limited to those that are Human(homidae) ancestors(early nonsensient primates)) onto human species, that are first humans(sensient species), or those that come after humans does not work, since it would be implying that those evolved from humans are less than human. Oh, they would be next stage of evolution, and beyond-homo sapien, but would not be any less than human. To try to use that analogy used is utterly and inneffectually flawed. Recap: In other words, Near-Humane was invented by anthropoligists, to describe those ancestors of humans, that are non-sensient ape like creatures. To apply it to Humans, or the next stage up would be misinterpretaion of the word, and flawed. Were as a term like navy, or cannon invented for use in a present tense, move forward to expand with the times and technology advances, and the new ideas in war fare. Further Recap: Near-human works backwords from Prehumanity. The words you picked for you analogy work forward from present time of there invention. To inccorectly interpret that meaning is complete and utter nonsense, and ignorance.