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.
There is another aspect of the Earth’s environment that is absolutely crucial in allowing the utilization of fire for metal-based technologies.
It is very doubtful that any beings in the universe could develop a civilization remotely comparable with our own without the use of metals.
As we have seen so far in this series, fire was an absolutely crucial component in humanity’s rise to civilization and technology.
“We are always told that ‘strict guidelines will protect against abuse.’ It’s always been baloney.”