...and how might it affect other intelligent civilizations without one?
What I mean is, we have Orion, a god-like figure that has shone in the heavens since the dawn of man...I wonder, if man's first grasp of
intelligence, came from looking at the stars, and seeing himself up there.
For the longest time we were just animals, eating crapping sleeping and procreating, which now-a-days ironically is not much different from typical
american bloke daily lives
But for those of us with still half a brain, we understand the emmense significance between eating and such, and thinking of a tool to make
I wonder if this has anything to do with Orion? Surely any creature who would start to think, would be inspired by seeing himself in the heavens, and
so clearly too!
I wonder if man simply IS another animal, except our minds were awoken when one such animal, looked at himself in the sky, and then thought to
himself, what is that?
And bet you, the first signs of language, started by naming say Orion, or some constellation, because it's just as easy to take things and shove and
push, but to explain this FORM in the sky that looks like us, we'd have to give it a grunt or such so that everyone in the group can look up and
The naming of the Zodiac probably preceeded any other form of organized speech! Simply because zodiacal constellations are so well defined, that it
seems to me that man would see the image, and then say to himself in whatever way he could think (not having a language) "That reminds me of a
scorpion..." and so he'd call the two things the same thing...Scorpio and scorpion, would be the same words to our first speakers no?
So now moving on to the second half.
Maybe else where in the galaxy, there are intelligent creatures, who haven't "awoken" yet, because they don't have stars to wake their minds?
Because any animal with opposable thumbs can use tools, look at chimps, this doesn't make them smart, or "awakend" they simply do it because it is
easier...and chimps, don't have a super well defined constellation in the sky that they can see...Orion looks nothing like a chimp.
So stars probably had the most profound impact on human development, but furthermore, I think it is the types of "constellations" we can create in
the sky, that truly brought us up from the level of animal.