reply to post by aaa2500
Why did you skip the entire part about technology of the era?
And sorry, but you fail to see the difference between what you look like and what you actually are. Something can look human and not be human, and
vice versa. Modern humans, as we are today as a species, evolved 50,000 years ago. 250,000 ago the first anatomical humans, key word being anatomical,
evolved. They split off into several species, including Homo rhodesiensis, idaltu men, Homo heidelbergensis, etc etc. You've failed to see it as a
tree. There's a HELL of a lot more after homo erectus than just Neanderthals and us. There are many species of men that evolved 200,000 years ago,
all looking like us. Inf act, they all could probably interbreed. They are separate because they had tiny differences and were geologically isolated.
50,000 years ago, the species homo sapiens sapiens evolved. These were our ancestors. They killed off everyone else, or just out competed them. Before
this, they only looked like us, but they were not us.
50,000 years ago, humans evolved. By 30,000 years ago they had killed off a few other species and had advanced tools. By 20,000 years ago they were
settling, and by 10,000 years ago they were forming civilizations from India to Egypt. By 5,000 years ago they had formed empires, and by 2,000 years
ago they had formed industries, modern relgions, tactics, stories, etc etc. After that it continues to now. As you can see here, it's exponential.
And it's still exponential today.
So I say again. Our species began 50,000 years ago with nothing but what our ancestors had. From that time onward, they exponentially grew. The first
20,000 years were hard because they had NOTHING. no ideas of where to start. This was the development of what we would become. It is where our culture
and behaviors started. after they graduated from sentience pre-school, they were exponentially growing from then on out, with each stage of
total time of existence - (current time stage / 2) = era time.
20,000 , 10,000 , 5,000, etc etc. Each time being when something big began around +- 10,000 years.
An again, it is not speculation. Math is universal truth. Math eliminates speculation. Mathematically mapping humanity's advancement with comparison
to other homo species clearly shows a species that is exponentially advancing amongst species who were not.
Now in every way shape and form, this graph can be pulled further out, to 50,000 years before, and then 100,000 years before, still obeying the rule.
But what breaks the rule is that fact that species at that time only looked like us, but had some anatomical variation. And that time frame is long
enough for new species to begin. Modern man has only been separated for 50,000 years. Not enough time for anything but minor tweaks to environments,
explaining skin color and facial changes.
And as to farms, it's simple. First came villages, then came trade, then came farms. Cities came after that, but they were not cities. A city in
those days was just basically having a wall around yourself.
Also, stale water? honestly is that your reason for disproving water jugs? Listen. When an ice age is happening and the water around you is
disappearing and forming glaciers on another continent, stale water is the least of your care. You drink what you find. You live. End of story. Humans
buried water for when they needed it. They survived by working together to store food in plenty, and eat in drought. They enjoyed their ice age while
Neanderthals suffered. Then when they could, they left Africa in search of better.
[edit on 11-1-2010 by Gorman91]