Re: Opposable thumbs (was Re: virus: Abortion, etc.)

Alexander Chislenko (
Fri, 15 Mar 1996 14:37:32 -0800

Besides allowing you - and your intelligence - to survive,
multiplying creates a larger and denser social environment, which should
give additional incentives to the development of intelligence.
Now, "having tools that allow to do more
things faster creates more opportunities for intelligence".
If you have a computer, you intelligence will bring you more advantages
than if your best tool is a big round stone. So tools with more potential
uses should reward the growth of intelligence better.
Opposable thumb seems to offer more potential than non-opposable.

Sorry for hasty answers - I am leaving for Washington in a few minutes.

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