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mmurray's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by mmurray

And how did we get here, and why did one particular group of creatures on the plains of Africa suddenly pick up a stone and start playing with it, scratching things, or skinning things, doing things, going places, colonizing the globe.

It wasn't one particular group though. Homo erectus and homo neanderthals picked up rocks as well and also moved out of Africa. Homo sapiens didn't do much for 100,000 years and then exploded out around 50,000 years ago to take over the world. IMHO why that happened is the interesting thing.


Thu, 15 May 2008 01:10:00 UTC | #171279