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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 1 month ago

Does the cold make people smarter?

Is this why civilization and intelligence came from Europe?

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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    it makes then plan ahead for the cold times and store food, build better houses, band together to protect their food, and to trust & rely on your neighbors ..................

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Only until lunch time then lunch puts us to sleep

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  • 1 month ago

    Think about it like this. Africa is nice and warm. There is plenty of food. It's the ideal place. Humans in Africa didn't need to develop much technology to eat and survive. 

    The cold doesn't make people smarter, but it is a tougher environment to live in, so humans in cold places had to figure out how to keep warm and collect scarce food. Therefore, they invented more technology that would help them survive. 

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  • Dale-E
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Need is the mother of invention. IN spite of global warming alarmist hype, warmer weather solves more problems than they will allow to be made known. Call them the dis-informational network.

    The first invention of convenience was indoor fire keeping.

    Civilization is said to have come from Mesopotamia of Western Asia.

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  • 1 month ago

    Civilisation and intelligence emerged in lost of places.

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  • 1 month ago

    Civilizations arose in Middle-East during and thanks to Holocene global warming. 

    So, a warm place in a warm period.

    Post-Neolithic city-states developed along Middle East rivers: Tigris, Euphrates, Jordan, Nile (slightly later though). So, roughly the triangle Mesopotamia (Irak) - Egypt - Black Sea.

    European civilizations are thousands of years behind Irak

    Rough timeline:

    10,000 BC earliest farming societies in Mesopotamia

    8000 BC Neolithic reaches Turkey

    7000 BC Greece and China

    6000 BC Eastern Europe

    5000 BC Western Europe

    3000 BC British Islands

    The cold didn't help!

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    the cold forces people to go/stay inside, where they can talk and think.

    Civilisation didn't "come from Europe", but fire-arms, Fractional Reserve Banking and a few infectious diseases did

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    People in the tropics get colds too. Ever heard of the SARS virus. It is the same kind of virus that causes the cold. It started out in Hong Kong, which is not cold by any means. Besides. Mongolians have high IQ and they didn't come from Europe. It is true that Europeans have higher IQ than most other people around the world, but you may be disappointed to learn that the Chinese have even higher IQ than Europeans.

    Since the Chinese, Europeans, and all other non-Africans last shared a common ancestor 60,000 years ago, that means high IQ has evolved at least 3 times in human history, among Europeans (which include Middle Eastern folks and Jews), Mongolians and the Chinese. They share many things in common because they all evolved in a cold climate during the last ice age. These similarities include larger brains (the reason for their high IQ), shorter arms and legs, more rounded torso, light skin tones, more body and facial hair (this character is mostly found among northern Chinese), taller and narrower nose bridges, straight hair, thin lips. premature baldness and more fat under the skin, The most likely explanations for these similarities are that they help the body conserve heat, and to absorb enough sunlight to prevent rickets. THeir large brains are most likely the result of having to figure out where their next meals will come from. In a cold climate, hunter gatherers have a more difficult time finding enough food to survive, since animals are not easy to hunt and edible plants are scarce in a cold region. In fact, the need to have big brains to find enough food was why humans evolved to be much smarter than our closest relatives, the apes. Human ancestors were driven by stronger apes into the hot, dry, open savanna where there is little food. To survive, they had to be smart to find food that no apes eat, such as bone marrow, shellfish, tubers (nutritious plants like potatoes and yams that are largely hidden underground).

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