As we have seen so far in this series, fire was an absolutely crucial component in humanity’s rise to civilization and technology.
All these elements of fitness in nature for the development of technology, crucial to mankind’s rise to civilization, long preceded man’s arrival on Earth.
The combustion of wood or coal may seem so familiar as to be unworthy of any comment.
The importance of metals, particularly iron, and the importance of the discovery of metallurgy can hardly be exaggerated.
The ability to tame fire led to the invention of the art of cooking, and much more.