Skip to comments.Cooking Stimulated Big Leap In Human Cognition
Posted on 08/12/2008 4:23:21 PM PDT by Soliton
"For a long time, humans were pretty dumb, doing little but make 'the same very boring stone tools for almost 2 million years,' says Philipp Khaitovich of the Partner Institute for Computational Biology in Shanghai. Then, 150,000 years ago, our big brains suddenly got smart. We started innovating. We tried different materials. We started creating art and maybe even religion. To understand what caused the cognitive spurt, researchers examined chemical brain processes known to have changed in the past 200,000 years.
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Soliton. Although he is not speaking in the first person, he is humbled by his making it this far, and confident that it will go no farther because of my stance on ID and the Shroud of Turin.
Oh? lets hear some more about yer sauce,,,, I love hot wings
What could it be that sets us apart? Whatever could it be? Oh! I know! Cooking!
May be of interest.
What life does require is stimulation and the world is full of that.
MAN searches beyond the "seen". That's where animals stop.
We pay a huge price for our big brains and arrested development. Sort of counter-darwinian-intuitive to suggest that we developed a much bigger brain than required and then all of a sudden found uses for it.
Sort of like a Cheetah developming on an island where its only prey are sloths.
And I thought this thread was going to be about Martha Stewart or Julia Child. :)
That’s one heck of an accomplishment, I’d love to taste Soliton’s sauce (or is it baked in?). How soon before we can start speaking of Soliton in the first person again?
It is a little-known fact that man's cognitive development can be traced to the point when he started experimenting with alcoholic beverages.
In fact, Soliton’s Buffalo wing sauce is a descendent of mead. The truth cannot be more clear.
Are brains smart, or are those with brains smart?
This article is so poorly worded it's not worth commenting on.
But good luck with the sauce, Soliton!
“our big brains suddenly got smart”
all of a sudden.
for no particular reason.
What an intelligent notion. Why, we see examples like this in nature all the time.
This makes good sense because while I am waiting for my steaks to cook on the grill, I am usually in my lawn chair reading a book. Now if I had to go out and hunt my meat with a spear and eat it raw, I probably wouldn’t have much time for reading.
Brains taste good
Humanity began when we learned to BBQ.
Total bunk. Some secularist’s wet dream fantasy.
It is made with Southern Comfort and Thai inspired flavours, like Thai basil, Ginger, garlic, and Thai bird peppers. It’s a sweet glaze. “Finalist” just means I have made the first cut. They asked if I can compete on the 31st. I am waiting for an email.
Check Genesis. Even God loved the smell of burning meat!
I am talking about the millions of years being bunk, not about cooking. Figured you’d know that.
Martha Stewart is Julia's child!
Yer not allowed to expect the Buffalo Wing Inquisition, surprise being one of their chief weapons and all.
Soliton’s inclusion of Southern Comfort (80 or 100 proof?) in the recipe is a professional touch. Does his process evaporate the alcohol, or does it remain?
I don't know. Good brisket takes a long time.
And further, man did not eat animals until after the flood. God showed Adam how to make a burnt offering, but they didn’t eat the offering. We know that mankind was to eat the seed-bearing plants of the garden. After the fall of man, God told Adam now he’d have to work hard to grow crops to eat. We further know that mankind was able to eat animals after the flood when God told Noah that now everything that lived on the earth would be meat (in addition to the plants they always could eat).
80 proof reduced by half. Persimmon jelly too.
Silly question, but I have to ask.
Simmer until volume reduced by half to thicken. Hey! are you the competition?
I was wondering when Soliton would ask . . . LOL, no.
Submissions closed yesterday at noon.
I live in Chicago, where Buffalo wing sauces are prepared by buffoons. (I’m sure there are some good ones out there, but I haven’t come-across any).
Standing on an id sounds uncomfortable. I prefer to stand on my ego. : - )
Best wishes on the wings. Do those ancestors proud!
My family is grown, but we take a trip together every year. If we travel on Saturday, I have to make sure that our hotel or campground is near a Catholic church for my wife and the best wings in the area for all of us for Sunday.
I went to middle and high school in Chicago. I played hockey for Hinsdale Central. I have had upside down marguritas on Rush street, but never any wings there.
Are you wearing a Freudian slip?
I thought about it and I was there on business a few years ago and we had some good wings at the Cubby Bear ( not the one at Wrigley field
Buffalo wings (and I am certainly not an expert about them) in Chicago are invariably overcooked, and prepared by someone who thinks "good" and "hot" are synonymous.
Interesting The theory of gravitation doesnt deal with stories about religion and art but we always read that evolution and the theory of gravitation should be taught side by side as factual based science. It seems to me that there are actual differences between these two theories when one theory does discuss the actual formation of religion and art as related to another ultimately mindless adaptation in the animal world.
BTW, I have won many local chili cook offs and even placed regionally (St. George Island, Fl) and it has always been a lot of fun. Good luck with the Buffalo wing sauce you created.
Good luck with the wings sauce.
Thanks KoRn. I'm amaized. Read up, all, I'll be cuisine you about the contents of the story.
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The Neandertal EnigmaFrayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
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There's always a bright side.
The smell of perking coffee and frying bacon would have done the trick for the cognition, at least in the morning.
This is how & why human cognition began its dramatic leap forward:
Everyone loves ribs because they are primal, sensual eating. No forks, no linen, just meat on a stick, sauce on your face. “Dont play with your food” doesn’t apply when you’re gnawing on ribs. Nothing is more fun to eat, and when they are cooked properly, there is damned little that tastes better. Their blend of flavors is a narcotic elixir that can addict you on first bite. You become focused on eating, obsessed with tugging and scraping the bones clean, moaning and shaking your head all the while.
Great barbecue sauce
No doubt the first ribs were shared by cavemen soon after the first forest fire. Since then, cooking with fire has always meant a gathering the clan outdoors, and there is no more intimate gathering than hanging around the fire with the sweet smell of smoke and meat in the air, with a beer in hand. To this day, nothing says “party” like ribs. The scent can make your nose smile and your mouth cry. Barbecue is pure porknography.
Ribs are easy to cook once you know how, yet they are the holy grail of backyard chefs from coast to coast. This website is for all the trash-talkers around the world who aspire to make the best ribs on the block, and then brag about them. It’s not hard. Get plenty of napkins, strap on a bib (or better still, an apron), and dig in! And if you don’t get messy, you’re not doing it right!
I don’t know about the coffee, but once you’ve seen the natives collecting roasted lizards, goanna, fried kangaroo and koala after a bushfire, there’s no mystery about how and where cooking was ‘invented’ -
And fire sacrifice was nothing but following example...if the ‘gods’ want their offering charred, that’s what we’ll send them. Hey, no primitive man in his right mind would wake up one morning and say to himself, I think I’ll get some wood, make a fire and burn my mammoth/deer/horse to a crisp before I eat it...
He got the idea from scavenging after the fire passed through.
With the invention of beer it was inevitable that cooking would be invented. Why else to get beaned with a frying pan for staggering back to the cave after having a few.
I thought this thread was about the theory of gravytation. :-)