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This is the surveying area outside Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. Credit: L. Milosavljevic

This is the view from the bottom of the excavated area towards the entrance to Wonderwerk Cave. Credit: R. Yates

This is a panoramic view of the entrance to Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. Credit: H. Ruther

1 posted on 04/02/2012 2:43:08 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping!.......


2 posted on 04/02/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

Thus causing global warming...

Damn tool-users! It is alll your fault!!!!


3 posted on 04/02/2012 2:46:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Red Badger

There’s some quite interesting sci-fi concerning the history of man, from Larry Niven as well as the Halo series of video games and books.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 2:48:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: Red Badger
As a follow up from the One True Science Text: Science Made Stupid by Tom Weller (slight modification to bring up to date):

The Noble Savage vs. Civilized Man

Primitive man lived an idyllic existence, in harmony with nature and his fellows. The advance of civilization exacted a price: as the old ways were replaced by the new, tribal man forgot his ancient natural wisdom.
Among the tribal traditions often displaced by the encroachment of modern society were:

slavery
subjugation of women
fishing by poisoning rivers
human sacrifice
continuous intertribal warfare
hunting by driving herds off cliffs
ritual mutilation
xenophobia
abandonment of the old & dying
abandonment of the young
cannibalism

Despite these losses, civilization brought many benefits. Among them were:

slavery
subjugation of women
air, water & soil polution
organized crime
continuous international warfare
organized religion
fast food
traffic
street mimes
public schools
karaoke


5 posted on 04/02/2012 2:51:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Red Badger

Homo Erectus was a remarkable fellow. For all the different areas and climates he inhabited fire was essential.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 2:56:41 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Red Badger
"The control of fire would have been a major turning point in human evolution," says Chazan. "The impact of cooking food is well documented

Controlling Fire its so easy a CAVEMAN can do it...

Now where's the caveman's version of Food network!! :-)

14 posted on 04/02/2012 3:14:39 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Red Badger

Homo Erectus was a remarkable fellow. For all the different areas and climates he inhabited fire was essential.


15 posted on 04/02/2012 3:26:40 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Red Badger

Homo Erectus was a remarkable fellow. For all the different areas and climates he inhabited fire was essential.


16 posted on 04/02/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Red Badger

Socializing around a camp fire might actually be an essential aspect of what makes us human.”

That and hot water.

Makes me human anyway.


17 posted on 04/02/2012 3:30:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Red Badger

Fire good!


18 posted on 04/02/2012 3:34:26 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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19 posted on 04/02/2012 3:35:21 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Red Badger
Bones accidentally left behind his Zippo too.
22 posted on 04/02/2012 4:02:04 PM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: Red Badger

Brains created fire. Fire created larger brains.


29 posted on 04/02/2012 5:18:56 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Red Badger

bm


44 posted on 04/02/2012 11:32:59 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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