BP Jonsson wrote:
> My point was that we are conditioned by our metallurgy-based civilization
> to make that false equation, and I honestly did think Nik made it, when he
> said:
> >Well, that's pretty broad, but I suppose you could say that any
> >non-instinctive use of something beyond the animal's natural abilities
> >is technology.  Then in that case, a very low level of technology is
> >possible without fire.

Um, no.  I never made any false equation between technology and
civilization.  Civilization is possible without metallurgy.  It just
wouldn't be a technologically advanced civilization.

> IMO stone age technology way up to Inca level would have been perfectly
> possible without fire.

Stone age is, in my book, pretty low level.

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