• Question: We consider ourselves advanced compared to the technological advancements and economical progress we have made. Do you think humans have been more advanced in history, but by different measures of advancement.

    Asked by hwheatley19 to Oliver, Judith, Heather, Gemma, Emma on 1 Feb 2019.
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      Emma Meaburn answered on 1 Feb 2019:

      Interesting question! I think this is very hard to answer as it would depend on what your measure of ‘advanced’ is. If it is development of language (or communication) or manipulation of tools then perhaps we could have considered ourselves more advanced historically. If it is manipulation of our environment and development of technology, then we are more advanced now (and will likely to continue to make gains)