How Control of Fire Made Us Humans

Come on, baby, light my fire, said Homo Erectus about 1,8 million years ago.

Adelina Vasile
3 min readNov 6, 2021

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Photo by Ryan Cryar on Unsplash

“Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned to put it out.” — Henry Jackson Van Dyke, Jr.

Food for the thought.

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Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself.