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Of course the subject of this chapter could be argued endlessly to get it perfectly correct, especially since we do not have great information on our human past at this time. However, I do believe that there are several important things we could say about the history of human intelligence and at least get a feel for the journey.

The first item is timing. The universe we are told is 13.7 billion years old, much the subject of later chapters in this book. Earth, however, is perhaps more like only 4.5 billion years old, a more recent planet citizen of our universe. The amount of time that humans have existed is argued for several reasons, the main one of which might be, “what do we consider human?” But I have seen estimates of the span of humans on the planet earth from 100,000 to more than 300,000 years. As you can see, this is only a small portion of the period of time that earth has existed, and a far smaller portion of the time that the universe has existed.

The next question of course is what might we consider intelligence? I recently discussed this with a very wise relative of mine who was in charge of a university department that dealt with some such things. As she accurately said, some might consider the usage of fire a great move forward. Well, the animals watching the humans using fire certainly would be impressed since animals do not have those higher level abilities. We might also add the invention of the wheel, the usage of different earth minerals, certainly including metals, the making of pottery or arrowheads, or perhaps even a better process to hunt and or forage for food.

There is of course much more in this chapter and in the book. But the history of Human Intelligence I find a fascinating subject, and one of which could be discussed and perhaps argued by many. And also so much, it might seem, might depend on the answer.


Book Logic Sciece God and Human Intelligence   Book Logic, Science, God, and Human Intelligence

In this book I tried to explore how far Human Intelligence has come, and how far logic can take us beyond that. And my approach was with an open mind trying to be free from at least the normal ideologies that surround us daily. What I found surprised me. Not the answer ... but that many times we are simply asking the wrong questions. We know now more than we used to. Science has gone far. We know a bit about Science and the Universe even though there is much more to know. Regardless of what we believe and wish to believe, we should at least get our thinking and our discussions into the 21st century. Some of the old arguments on all sides no longer seem to make sense, at least to me, when we view them with our 21st century logic. Is this book meant to convince you of anything? No. That would make it just another ideology. The purpose is to do much the opposite ... to get the reader to think about things that perhaps they never thought about before, but armed with at least human intelligence. And then... the new thinking may surprise you ... as it also surprised me at times.


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