This is one the more bizzare stories coming out of the evolution camp. In science daily, it states…
“An international team of researchers, including three from the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University, deduce that “this technology required a novel association between fire, its heat, and a structural change in stone with consequent flaking benefits.” Further, their findings ignite the notion of complex cognition in these early engineers.”
“Our illumination of the heat treatment process shows that these early modern humans commanded fire in a nuanced and sophisticated manner,” says lead author Kyle Brown, a doctoral candidate at the University of Cape Town, and field and lab director in Mossel Bay, South Africa, for ASU’s Institute of Human Origins.”
The new claim says these cognitive abilities were implemented much earlier than previously thought. The dates are all over the map, one says 50,000 earlier than the record, Other estimates are between 72,000 years to 164, 000 years. The paper stated that some items they found in a South African cave may date to 164,000 years before the present.
John Webb and Marian Domanski of La Trobe University, Australia, writing in the same issue of Science, believe in the 164,000 year time frame with a bizarre explanation…
“This use of fire as an engineering tool is an early step in the evolution of means by which humans could more effectively control their environment. Heat treatment in Africa appears at roughly the same time as widespread evidence for symbolic behavior, signaling the development of increasingly complex cognitive ability.”
“By enabling the manufacture of more efficient tools, heat treatment may have played a key role in allowing early modern humans to spread rapidly from the relatively benign environments of southern Africa into the colder, more hostile environments of Europe. The Neandertals in Europe apparently lacked this technique, perhaps giving the early modern humans an evolutionary advantage as they moved into Eurasia.”
Do you have any clue what I’m leading to about this strange explanation? Obviously, the writers of the paper overlooked it. From this angle, look at this way, early modern humans they say had the ability to learn technology and learn from experience. They understood that heat-treating stones was an upgrade for tools, which they were skilled at making. They were smart with aesthetic ability. Are you with me so far?
Now think about this…They are telling us in this particular paper that for 93,000 years with all this ability, early modern humans just sat around in caves, hunting animals, never communicating with each other by voice and never inventing anything else but sharp rocks. Then they are also telling us it took 50,000 to 60,000 years before the first idea of agriculture and civilization popped into their intelligent heads.
There is something seriously wrong with their dating methods. There is no logic to their story. The BBC had claimed humans were using fire 800,000 years ago, which makes the story even more bizarre with such a huge gap and no human progress! Obviously, their scheme depends on the gullibility of the public. They keep hoping that the reputation of Science will be enough to convince people not to be critical with their story about evolution.