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Title: Did Metal and domesticating dogs make humans successful!
Post by: Richard Roberts on 27/05/2009 21:30:03
Richard Roberts asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I really enjoyed your last podcast (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/), which may be because I am a blacksmith.  The two things that I think made Homosapiens dominant are metal and domesticating dogs!

Thanks for the interesting podcast (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/)
Richard Roberts

What do you think?
Title: Re: Did Metal and domesticating dogs make humans successful!
Post by: dentstudent on 27/05/2009 21:34:26
Can the mods who post questions on here please post them as a question? Thanks! [;)]
Title: Re: Did Metal and domesticating dogs make humans successful!
Post by: Bored chemist on 28/05/2009 19:00:09
Any takers for the idea that it's our big brains that made the difference; otherwise the dogs might have domesticated us.
Title: Re: Did Metal and domesticating dogs make humans successful!
Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/05/2009 21:09:59
Some brain and sperm + egg
Title: Re: Did Metal and domesticating dogs make humans successful!
Post by: rmrblacksmith on 29/05/2009 23:50:58
Homo sapiens existed alongside neanderthal, or the vast majority of the time neanderthal was the more dominant species.  They were stronger, faster, had better smell (larger nasel) then homo sapiens.  That helped them hunt better.  When we domesticated dogs we gained better hearing, smell, and speed.  Now we hunted better with our allies.  Also I like dogs.

Any takers for the idea that it's our big brains that made the difference; otherwise the dogs might have domesticated us.
Title: Re: Did Metal and domesticating dogs make humans successful!
Post by: Chemistry4me on 30/05/2009 06:02:54
So where does metal come into the equation? [:)]