> ¨¨Human evolution began when the climate suddenly shifted from
> to a monsoon climate¨¨. - Jim McGinn
> Really ? When was this supposed to have happened?
Google it. I've already discussed it.
Did the Himalayas
> suddenly rise up and produce humanity?
No. (But it is well established that climate change is rapid.)
> Did chimps, orangs and gorillas only start using tools in the last few
> years that we´ve been looking at them? Or could it be possible that
> they´ve been using them for aeons?
> Did chimps and gorillas suddenly become humans when they became more
Partly, yes. (Google the rest.)
> If so, why didn´t baboons (more social than either) become a bit more
Google it. There's more to human evolution than sociality (and tool
> In short, why don´t you two (Crowley & McGinn) stop insulting each
> other as dimwits (you´ve obviously put a deal of thought into your
> respective positions) and get together to produce a Grand Theory that
> will put PAs (about the only thing on which I agree with both of you)
> in their place?
Paul's thinking is nonsense. My hypothesis answers all the questions
as good as they can be answered.