Zoologist Richard Wrangham Latest Hypothesis

As we try to dig in the past, there are amazing things that are uncovered. For one, ancient humans are more modern than what evolutionists have predicted. In an article published by Live Science…

“Archaeologists discovered evidence of this coordinated living at a hominid site at Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov, Israel from about 800,000 years ago. Scientists aren’t sure exactly who lived there, but it predates the appearance of modern humans, so it was likely a human ancestor such as Homo erectus. Yet this advanced organizational skill was thought to be a marker of modern human intelligence. Before now, the only concrete proof for divided living spaces dated back to only 100,000 years ago.”

This story relates to our story here with Zoologist Richard Wrangham who now claims the mystery behind human evolution rests with the ability to cook food.

“Yes. I believe the point at which our bodies show adaptation to cooking is 1.9 million years ago. The evidence is in the changes that took place when we evolved from ancestors that were like chimpanzees but were already standing upright. Cooking led to increased energy intake.”

There is something wrong with this story. First of all, evolutionists have stated, humans were not smart enough to learn how to ride a horse, nor build a wheel or even build a town for that matter till about a few thousand or more years ago, but they say humans were smart enough to organize their homes and cook certain foods to give them more energy back supposedly 800,000 years ago! Does this make any sense?

Second of all, what is really happening is the fact that the evidence is not matching with the hypothesis. Millions of dollars are spend on such silly research which ends up to be a laughable story.   Here is another one

“Primatologist Jill Pruetz at Iowa State University in Ames was observing savanna chimpanzees in Senegal in 2006 as people were setting wildfires, an annual tradition that clears land and aids hunting. Most areas within the chimpanzees’ home range are burned to some degree.”

“It was the end of the dry season, so the fires burn so hot and burn up trees really fast, and they were so calm about it,” Pruetz said of the chimps. “They were a lot better than I was, that’s for sure.” For the most part, wild animals consider fire very distressing, but the chimpanzees showed no sign of stress or fear with the wildfires, other than calmly avoiding the fire as it approached them.”

The animal doesn’t run for it’s life away from the fire  but avoids it and then they conclude the chimps are in the beginning process of being able to control it which would lead them to the next step on  how to start a campfire. The chimps according to the evolutionary time frame had six million years to work on this skill without results. This is not insight on human evolution at all rather it’s just another fictional story.

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2 thoughts on “Zoologist Richard Wrangham Latest Hypothesis

  1. Michael’s puppeteer: “There is something wrong with this story. First of all, evolutionists have stated, humans were not smart enough to learn how to ride a horse, nor build a wheel or even build a town for that matter till about a few thousand or more years ago, but they say humans were smart enough to organize their homes and cook certain foods to give them more energy back supposedly 800,000 years ago! Does this make any sense?

    Yes, there is something wrong with this story. Your abysmal lack of knowkledge and insight.

    You, who have never had an original idea in your life, presume to tell us what was easy and what was difficult for early humans? BWAAAHAAAHAAAHAAA.

    Tell me why we ride horses, and not, say, zebras or antelopes. What anatomical feature of horses allows a rider to control them? Of course you don’t know.[1] What later invention allowed horses to be ridden in battle?[2] Of course you don’t know.

    Tell me what feature of the environment precluded the use of wheels for transportation by ancient people (and by American Indians as late as the 16th century)?[3] Of course you don’t know. What is it about a wheel that makes it better for transportation than a sled? That is, what feature of wheels makes them better than sleds?[4] Of course you don’t know.

    Tell me what lifestyle feature of ancient humans precluded the building of towns, even though they knew how to do so many centuries previously? Of course you don’t know.

    Humans were “smart enough” to do many things a long time ago. Technology is an amalgam of intelligence, need, opportunity, and pure luck. As a patent attorney, I have seen hundreds os simple, low-tech inventions that could have been made decades, even centuries ago—except that the need or the opportunity did not exist at the time.

    Michael redux: ” evolutionists have stated, humans were not smart enough to learn how to ride a horse, nor build a wheel or even build a town for that matter till about a few thousand or more years ago….”

    Modern Michael is apparently still not as smart as people who lived 10,000 years ago, who did these things from scratch. He doesn’t know why we can ride horses, what principle allows a wheel to be more efficient than a sled, or what other invention made towns practical. He is is a parasite on the knowledge of others, using it without understanding it.

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    [1] There is a common saying that gives away the reason. But you don’t know that either.

    [2] Rather than just pulling chariots.

    [3] Ancient people did use wheels for making pottery.

    [4] Hint: “Roll” is not the answer.

  2. Michael’s Ghostwriter: “The animal doesn’t run for it’s life away from the fire but avoids it and then they conclude the chimps are in the beginning process of being able to control it which would lead them to the next step on how to start a campfire. The chimps according to the evolutionary time frame had six million years to work on this skill without results.”

    Yet another exercise at reading only the headlines of a second-rate science source, inserting your own assumptions into it, and then howling at thge result.

    It’s hard to know where to start in this mish-mash.

    The article said that the chimps showed less inclination to run away from the fire than the human investigator did.[1] Acoording to this logic, the chimps are smarter than the human. Sorry, does not compute.

    The chimps have worked on this problem for 6 million years? How do you know? Did the chimps tell you that? Well, humans had worked on this problem for 5 million years without result—By your logic, therefore, we are only 6/5 as smart as chimps. Sorry; does not compute.

    But, of course, 6 mya there were neither chimps nor humans. There was (at least one) primate ancestor from which both descended. Michael, you continue to miss the most basic facts. Is it ignorance, or its dark cousin, willful disbelief?[2]

    Your blinders definitely get in the way here. Despite months of gentle prodding, you persist in seeing evolution throught the distorting lenses of teleology. Purposes and goals may be appropriate to theology, but not to evolution. Chimps and humans were not straining toward the ultimate goal of taming fire. Fire was there. Our ancestors were there. Some of them were less afraid of fire than others. One of them decideed to risk approaching a boar that had died in a wildfire. It tasted good, and had a lot more food value than the raw ones had. Others followed his lead. These hunters had more children.

    Some paleontologists think that eating cooked foods allowed (not “led to”) larger brain size, because chewing muscles and theur attachments need not be as large, and high-caloie food gave more free time to explore other lifestyle variations.[3]

    Chimp ancestors had a larger food supply than humans’ did. At least partly because they could eat things we couldn’rt digest, after our citric-acid cycle failed.[4]

    So the new research on fire is not as strange as creationists would have it. In fact, the bizarre melding of views in Micahel’s post is a gasp of desperation. It also demonstartes the gap between scince, which can modify hypotheses in light of new evidence, with creationism, which cannot.

    {More to discuss, but gotta go now. Three Christmas Eve services to perform at this afternoon and evening. }

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    [1] Most animals do run from fire. The tigers call it “the red flower,” according to Rudyard Kipling

    [2] Remember that the latter is often indistinguishable from sheer stupidity..

    [3] The theory of complex systems tells us that systems evolve better when they balance exploration of new resources and exploitation of wxisting resources.

    [4] We have all four genes to manufactue citric acid, but the 4th one broke a few mya.

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