Any of us can point to certain pivotal events in our past that need not have occurred, but did.
It’s a long list of things, and indeed, a long list of interdependent ensembles of prior fitness.
Think of it: from computers to airplanes to life-giving medicines, the technological marvels of our world were made possible by this human use of fire.
Only a special type of being very close to our own biological design could have taken the first and vital step to technological enlightenment, fire-making.
Scientific discoveries have revitalized the outlook that placed man at the center of the cosmos, not in a physical but in a metaphysical sense.