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!
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