Conditions on Earth, the laws of physics, are not only fine-tuned for the survival of intelligent beings, they are fine-tuned for the development of technology.
The truth is that placing a man in the Monkey House was intended as an education for the public in Darwinian evolution.
There is another aspect of the Earth’s environment that is absolutely crucial in allowing the utilization of fire for metal-based technologies.
Are there rumblings of discontent? Is it getting safer to question the claims of conventional neo-Darwinism?
If the conductivity of copper were ten times less, wires would have to be ten times the cross-sectional area to provide the same conductivity.