Question by heeltap: How much has the consciousness of the human race evolved say in the last 40,000 yrs when pictographic records?
and art artefacts began to be kept? How do we objectively quantify and measure human consciousness of the human race.
If you have only a superficial interest or knowledge in anthroplogy, please move on and do not post .
Gary is correct. When I asked the Q, I was thinking of the prehistoric art found in the caves of Lascaux, which only takes us back to 13,000 BC or back 15,600 years ago from today. Pls give the error and adjust the Q appropriately if necessary or if you desire to.
The measurement of consciousness issue is my real focus.
The “beer theory indicates consciousness” is cute. But it doesn’t work for me, because there are lots of lower life forms on the evolutionary tree that like or seem to like ingesting alcohol found in fermented fruits. They have no consciousness like humans unless we redefine consciousness and extend it down the tree. Very creative hypothesis, though!, that deserves at least three stars under any other circumstances.
Answer by Sky King
We can now look at pictographs on our I-Pods, that’s saying something!
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