A Conversation for The Discovery of Fire
Glossing it over
Nij Started conversation Nov 19, 1999
'...which aided man in his long struggle to the top of the food chain' really does gloss-over the fact that fire + rocks = spears which as we all know were the weapons that caveman used to ruthlessly hunt down and kill the last few dinosaurs (discounting birds and alligators, obviously). I am distressed that h2g2 should be following the 'trend' set by a couple of wacko scientists and recent films in insinuating that dinosaurs were killed off by some meteorite or other and not by our ancestors.
I can't get too technical now as I do not have my references to hand... but rest assured that the only reason that trophy T-Rex heads have not been found on many a cave wall is because screws and Plas-plugs were not invented until about the 14th Century.
For a simple reference guide on this issue, please refer to 'Cave Girls and the Dinosaurs' (or similar work).
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