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Yep, that is what it is. Give this a read.
Bull

OT Humans didn't need the knowledge of making fire, fire kan be carried and that is often done by hunter gatherers, siply collect the burning material in some straw and cover with a piece of hide, not the most efficent solution, but it works and since this article is about science the "may" is the most important thing here, for all we don't know Lucy might have been a prehistoric arsonist.
 
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Hahah what!? None of you have started a fire with a bow before?
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I could do it with a magnifying glass in the midday sun with some dry leaves. But i highly doubt i could do it without the magnifying glass unless it was life or death.
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We getting a clean and some warnings any time soon?
    
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I could do it with a magnifying glass in the midday sun with some dry leaves. But i highly doubt i could do it without the magnifying glass unless it was life or death.
You live in Britain, even if your prehistoric self had a magnifying glass, you couldn't start a fire in winter when you really needed it, middle of summer on a nice day yes, middle of winter no chance.
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Has anyone here at OC actually had success starting a fire without any modern day device/material? I can't imagine how difficult it's got to be.
1.) Buy a GTX 570
2.) Disable the power limit
3.) ???
4.) FIRE
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i would too, because you'd lose the debate. but like you said, can't. damn TOS.
*sigh* I don't think so.... seeing as I have done my research. In order to know truth, you must pursue it.
Edited by cloudbyday - 3/21/11 at 6:23pm
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Haven't modern humans only been around for about 300,000 years?
our brand of human, has only been around for about 100k, there are i believe two stages to "modern" human, homo sapiens and homo sapiens sapiens (what we are). the differences between the two of us, are more philosophical, its when speech and civilization is thought to have come together, when we stopped being hunters and gathers, and started to form villages and became farmers...but it is generally accepted that homo sapiens emerged in the last 200k to 300k years.

it is also around the same time when other hominid species, except for the great apes, started to disappear, it is thought that homo sapiens were the most aggressive, and wiped out our competing cousins.
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thread is good, me like thread.

On another note, all blue-eyed people have a single common ancestor that lived a mere 10,000 years ago. The mutation was apparently a hit with the ladies cause blue-eyed babies were born in droves soon after.
Edited by Mjolnir - 3/21/11 at 9:59pm
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How pissed would you be at the guy that let the fire die out after the just discovering it?



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