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How did people start to learn things and talk and become more and more intelligent?


You can view learning, talking and intelligence as fitting a person to become successful in living. Those who learn, for example, can learn things like hunting and growning crops; the alternative is not learning and simply starving. Talking can be seen as a way of communicating acquired knowledge which again could provide for success in survival, for example suggestions of how to gather and prepare food, or how to choose a mate. Those who do not share 'good ideas' by talking would be less likely to do as well in surviving. There fore, I see learning, talking and intelligence as requirements for survival. If you then toss in a bit of creativity, you have a recipe for what should be a competitive individual in living.

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