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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Oct '08 21:27
    http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre49p23s-us-fire/

    They found solid evidence for fire making ability almost 800,000 years ago! The timeframe for Quest for fire was about 80,000 years ago.
    A great flick IMO, Rae Dawn Chong stars.
  2. 27 Oct '08 08:41
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre49p23s-us-fire/

    They found solid evidence for fire making ability almost 800,000 years ago! The timeframe for Quest for fire was about 80,000 years ago.
    A great flick IMO, Rae Dawn Chong stars.
    If its the movie I remember then it is about a group of people that do not know how to start a fire, who go on a search for someone else who has fire. This could occur at any time, even today, all it requires is a group that is ignorant of the skill. I believe that in the movie they met other tribes that did know how to start fires. The story was not about the first group of people to use or start fire.
    I suspect though that we are fairly dependent on cooked food for survival and it is possible that a group that did no know how to start a fire would not last very long (though the group in the movie did know how to keep a fire going once they had obtained it.)
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    28 Oct '08 09:27
    Africans invented fire -- so there.

    "Cape stakes claim to origin of modern man"
    http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=870649

    But Mossel Bay today is clear evidence that evolution has been going backward for some time ...
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Oct '08 18:24
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    If its the movie I remember then it is about a group of people that do not know how to start a fire, who go on a search for someone else who has fire. This could occur at any time, even today, all it requires is a group that is ignorant of the skill. I believe that in the movie they met other tribes that did know how to start fires. The story was not abou ...[text shortened]... ong (though the group in the movie did know how to keep a fire going once they had obtained it.)
    It was a great flick for sure, very funny in places! They called it quest for fire because they lost the embers they had collected and had to go looking for a naturally occurring fire to get embers, you remember the woven bucket they carried around after they found a fire and stored the ember in ashes but they fell into a stream and killed the ember so had to look for more, and through a long plot, they were with Ray Dawn almost all the way and she knew how to make fire all along but didn't know they didn't know how till it was finally communicated their need for fire so she shows them how to utter shock and awe!
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    29 Oct '08 01:39
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    shock and awe!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aEvzuA4f0c&feature=related
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Oct '08 14:51
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aEvzuA4f0c&feature=related
    The shock and awe I was talking about a bit gentler