The Making of Humankind: Silica Lends a Hand (and Maybe a Brain)
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Not that you’d necessarily think so if you read the Interwebs or watch a modern Hollywood movie, but human beings are smart. Say what you want about the typical intellect of internet comment makers, but even the greatest of the other living great apes couldn’t even dream of being one, much less of being a coder, and what whale or dolphin knows to hope to someday grasp the concept of cinematography, calculus, or the cooking of Italian food. In the midst of even the most chaotic, smog-choked city, with everything it contains and jet planes flying overhead, you can stop and stand bewildered and, hands out, ask: How did we get here? How did we, human beings, get to be smart enough to figure all of this out?
KeywordsStone Tool Subordinate Clause Genus Homo Hand Bone Make Stone Tool
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