> <dlham@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > The history of Mankind can be traced from the time of its
> > transformation, when it received a new, powerful brain around forty to
> > fifty thousand years ago. The Homo Sapiens' physical body had evolved
> > through the geological ages but its "Mind" was created fairly recently
> > (geologically speaking). This final evolution of the brain is what made
> > us human. Our body is that of an rather ordinary animal but our "Mind"
> > is what separates human beings from the rest of the animal world.
> > The transformation of mankind into the "Homo Imaginative Sapiens"
> > species seems to be more a software change rather then a hardware
> > change. The "brain" is the hardware and the "mind" is the software
> > that uses the power of the large brain to do its thing. The
> > Neandertals
> > and the humanoids (modern humans before the transformation) both
> > had very large brains but they lacked the powerful imagination of
> > modern man. When the transformation occured, the capability of
> > millions of new pathways and connections became possible within
> > the brain. This new, more powerful "software" made it possible for
> > modern man to reach its full creative potential.
> > The "Transformation" was a worldwide event - no matter where the tribes
> > of the Homo
> > Sapiens had wandered, their brains suddenly evolved the final vital
> > cells that enabled them to have this Special Gift, a powerful "Mind"
> > capable of creative imagination. This is when the Homo Sapiens species
> > was transformed into the "Homo Imaginative Sapiens". This is the time
> > when the "MIND" of Mankind was created.
> > This is the time when anthroplogical evidence indicates mankind's
> > tremendous new creative power began to cause strange - wondrous -
> > things to began happening on our tiny planet. Beautiful new tools,
> > paintings and other artifacts began to be created. Words and languages
> > were invented. Storytelling began. With human imagination - Mankind
> > began its relentless progress through the ages.
> > Don Hamilton
> > http://novan.com/art3mind.htm
> What we do is the result of thousands of generations of hard won knowledge.
> Not because we are smarter. It is a cultural thing.
What we have accomplished in those thousands of generations was made
possible by the transformation of the brain. Something happened within
that catapulted modern man into being the creative genius that he
became. For a hundred thousand years modern man did not do much of
anything then suddenly 50 thousand years ago for some reason he began
creating - what happened? Was this transformation a phase of a
natural evolution or was it a revolutionary creation?
(Maybe the bible is not so far off. Adam and Eve may represent the
first imaginative modern humans. They were created thousands of years
ago, not millions of years ago, when they received a creative