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 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.
Of all the discoveries made on mankind’s long march to civilization, there was one primal discovery that made the realization of all else possible.