The core (false) promise of all magical beliefs is everyday language-based “Mind over matter.” and “Action at a difference.” Praying, to some god, is just subjective reports of individual experience. So is voodoo, belief in the tooth fairy, belief in free will, philosophy, etc. Well, philosophy is just more of the same. It presumes that […]
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Monkey-Human Ancestors Got Music 30 Million Years Ago : Music skills evolved at least 30 million years ago in the common ancestor of humans and monkeys, according to a new study that could help explain why chimpanzees drum on tree roots and monkey calls sound like singing.
We mustn’t forget that those individuals [early humans] were also hunter-gatherers. They worked extremely hard every day to get a living. A typical hunter-gatherer has to walk between nine and 15 kilometers a day. A typical female might walk 9 kilometers a day, a typical male hunter-gatherer might walk 15 kilometers a day, and that’s […]
….it turns out also that the idea that brains got large early on in human evolution is incorrect as well. We now know that: humans and chimpanzees split maybe around six to seven million years ago and the very earliest hominins, those are creatures that are more closely related to humans than to chimpanzees, had […]