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Re: More BOATS!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:18 pm
by uniface
This is another Klub, as it seems to me. Taking the same old Darwinianism as axiomatic, but tinkering with the time line.

Despite the necessity in both of the scenarios for intelligence to have evolved, the more evidence accumulates, the more it looks like hominid intelligence is more like a given -- part and parcel of the (pardon the choice of terms) design.

People reached Australia. By boat. When ?

Any scheme that requires earlier hominids to have had a functional IQ in the forty-to-fifty-something range is daft, friends.

Re: More BOATS!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:55 pm
by Minimalist
As has been pointed out before, HE and the others survived under conditions which would probably kill most of us in a month.

The ability to program a DVR is nothing compared to crafting a spear point out of a piece of rock and then killing an animal.