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    Peter Kinnon

    While this is interesting in its own right, readers should not be temped to make any kind of connection with the evolution of the human ape, which has taken a very different path.
    There are many instances of FACULTATIVE tool-use in a variety of species. The Newfoundland crow is a particularly adept and inventive example.
    Homo Sapiens’ most significant adaptations happen to derive from an unusually high level of innervation of the hands and vocal apparatus.
    A feature which is ultimately attributable to that stage in our evolutionary history in which the primary food acquisition and pre-processing functions were transferred from the snout to the hands. And, in general, the OBLIGATE use of tools.
    The feature which enabled the co-evolution of the extensive import, export and external storage of imagination. The feature that we identify as language.
    It is the sharing of imagination which has endowed this snout-less ape with behaviors that uniquely include the implementation of a vast range of technologies. The behavior pattern which uniquely defines our species.
    This, together with closely related issues, is discussed in greater detail in my latest book “The Intricacy Generator: Pushing Chemistry and Geometry Uphill”. Now available as 336 page illustrated paperback from Amazon, etc.

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