1. bookTom 70 (2021): Zeszyt 1 (June 2021)
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14 Jul 2011
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Climate, Creativity, and the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Data publikacji: 30 Jun 2021
Tom & Zeszyt: Tom 70 (2021) - Zeszyt 1 (June 2021)
Zakres stron: 47 - 50
Informacje o czasopiśmie
License
Format
Czasopismo
eISSN
2336-3207
Pierwsze wydanie
14 Jul 2011
Częstotliwość wydawania
3 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski
Abstract

The present essay compares two books dealing with the evolution of human mental abilities. Agustín Fuentes’ The Creative Spark focuses on creativity. Fuentes argues that creativity is the central element that makes human uniqueness, and highlights continuity between modern examples of creativity and early forms of human creative behaviour. Mark Maslin’s The Cradle of Humanity discusses the role of East Africa’s climate in increasing the intelligence of humans. To understand this role, Maslin combines geological and climatic data with the latest discoveries in human evolution and palaeontology. The essay compares the books’ content as well as their tone, and concludes on whether they might inspire future research on human evolution.

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