Ivo Jacobs writes in Aeon about animals' and humans' relation to fire

Published 25 November 2021
Japanese macaques surround a bonfire on a cold winter’s day.
Japanese macaques surround a bonfire on a cold winter’s day. Photo courtesy Raquel Costa

From Aeon: "Fire defines us as a species. Charles Darwin recognised this, claiming that fire was humanity’s second-greatest discovery, after language. Yet we haven’t devoted sufficient resources to examining the behaviour and cognition necessary to use and control it. We can get a complete picture only if we investigate the pyrocognition of humans and animals, alongside the established perspectives on the origins of fire." Read the whole article in Aeon /a>


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