Then if we move up to a predator like a lion its visual depth processing, its knowledge of its territory and the ebb and flow of the possibilities within its range, knowing where it stands in relationship to other lions, its tracking and the necessary predictive skills for fatal contact - all talk of a formidable amount of process capability.
Two million years ago we had all of this plus great acrobatic skills with a zest for life that wanted to celebrate its skills which we can still see in youngsters and their BMX bikes. Along this journey was added two explosive episodes of brain increase. All this begs the question what are our brains doing with all this extra resource?
This is such a big area the problem is knowing where to start. So let’s just jump in.
This carving from the Living and the Dying gallery of the British Museum is not very old. Its declaration says to anyone that cares to look at it that we share this planet with other life forces and the skill is to find a harmony within the planet's allowance.