—IF YOUR EXAMINATION
questions require hard-and-fast answers. (Other than mathematics there ain’t no H & F answers—all else is opinion.)
Don’t fret, your current opinion is ‘in’. For now. Last year’s facts, sadly, are often ‘out’ (facts from a generation ago? Fuggedaboudem).
Just make the most of any windows of opportunity; you know, the old gather ye rosebuds whilst ye may—
“Mr Argus, Sir?”
“Yes, Pest? I mean, yes, Little Virginia?”
“Sir … does this mean that ‘facts’ per se are merely fashion?”
“Indeed, Child. Well said!”
What provoked me this time?
“… Archaeologists may have uncovered the oldest known prehistoric school, where it seems young hominins were taught how to make flint tools, butcher animals, and master other skills necessary to survive in the Stone Age about 400,000 years ago … scientists are wondering whether it means Homo sapiens itself evolved much earlier than is currently thought.
The notion … is based on analysis of hundreds of flint stones and fragments found in Qesem Cave, in central Israel, a spot that hominins called home from 400,000 to 200,000 years ago.
The discovery may attest that our ancestors developed complex cultural patterns … much earlier than believed … adds to mounting evidence from around the world that has already pushed back the clock on the evolution of modern humans by at least 100,000 years, and challenged the idea that Homo sapiens developed in Africa …”
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Actually, I don’t really care. Some advice—
(With apologies to the author—I made a wee tweak to bring his outdated stuff into line with current thinking)
I’m still getting my muzzle around the thought that someone could live in a cave for two hundred thousand years, let alone four hundred thousand—
Bugger! Er … anyone got a shoehorn?
—it couldn’t have been easy.