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Depends if you want to evolve with muscle or mind power I guess...yes, the "Greys", if they exists, are probably weak fragile beings with not much muscle tissue, but a huge brain must be in that huge head...whilst you change the tire physically, they could probably do it with their mind, and if not, they'd have an exceptionally easy method of doing it without needing physical strength...and I bet an army of "weak" Greys could easily destroy an army of our "strongest" men...
Kids today although able to navigate all this tech are probably useless without their phones and computers , a lot of them seem weak and soft probably couldnt even change a car tyre let alone hunt and kill an animal for food.I think we are at the crossroads in history and all this tech will be our downfall.
Ok, and there in lies my point...anyone can agree that if humans of current day can understand things like C++, it must be completely possible for people from many hundreds of years ago, and even thousands of years ago to be able to learn it as well....because evolution simply doesn't take place that quick...we couldn't have become any smarter (well, not notably smarter), than our ancestors who hand washed clothes and hunted food themselves...
In this light, a human in the 5th century BC would be unable to understand C++, lacking all the connected knowledge. If they were taken as babies and raised in our world, they might not only understand it, but have the potential to create a new programming language.
If we side-step these points and direct the same questions at the suggested 'source' of our advances...what answer do we get? Think about it.
Hmmm, so I guess they drew quadratic equations in the sand to plot the trajectory of their spears, and find the perfect running motion to escape predators...I hardly think so...most of it would have been focused on instinct and practice to build technique, sure that takes a degree of intelligence, but it's different to critical thinking and problem solving...anyone can explain how a society advances (as you did), but you can't explain how we advanced so quickly with little time for our minds to catch up and do things in a fashion we'd never previously attempted...
Your question as to "why" homo sapiens sapiens had from the very beginning the cognitive power that we use now for engaging in technological advancement and theoretical postulation: It was an advantage used to keep from getting eaten
Originally posted by CHAOS
Where did this inherent intelligence come from, can it be rationally explained?
I didn't say they were completely without it, they just didn't have such complex ideas and information to mess about with...things were "simpler" however you look at it, whether you think that's offensive or not...
I find it interesting that you think they were acting mostly out of instinct, without any critical thinking or problem solving.
Perhaps it advanced so quickly that our minds still haven't caught up to be able to wrap our minds around to answer to your question.
There were marvelous devices...but compared to even the smallest particle accelerator on Earth, well, I wont draw any comparisons, but we can see there is a clear difference between what they knew back then and what we know today...in the most simple terms, my question is this:
We have to acknowledge, that there has been marvellous devices of technology before industrial revolution and even in ancient past (even the theory of computer dates few hundreds year back or even more). But the mass production of modern times required large scale shift in beliefs, enabling man to control nature...
That's not at all what I'm implying, though you may already understand that, I'm not sure. But what I am implying, is that humans are either an alien hybrid species, or we've previously advanced to such a technological stage and had to start over for some unknown reason...
Of course, there may be aliens that gave us the technology, but to me it seems far fetched.
Originally posted by CHA0S
You can explain how society advances, or you can explain how nurturing and mentally simulating environments along with team work can produce great results...but we had a total shift in the blink of an eye