Matthew Patrick Cashatt

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bio website mattcashatt.com
location Seattle, WA
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I love to code and really enjoy being on Stackoverflow. It has taught me a ton.


Nov
26
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
I think you misunderstood the question--and made several assumptions about my way of thinking at that. The question isn't about consciousness. It is about evolution. A lioness may preserve her cubs to the best of her ability--in the same way as it has been done for a few hundred thousand years, and yet a lion may still come along and eat them. Not once in the course of evolution has it occurred to the lioness to develop, say, rule of law to prevent this. I simply want to know why. I am about the farthest thing from a creationist, by the way--I am asking a question about evolution.
May
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awarded  Notable Question
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Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
Very interesting!!
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awarded  Nice Question
Jun
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Jun
7
comment How and where, in the human brain, are memories stored?
Thank you once again yamad for your thorough answer on this fascinating subject.
Jun
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awarded  Nice Question
Feb
26
comment How and where, in the human brain, are memories stored?
Thanks Preece. That clarity is also helpful.
Feb
26
accepted How and where, in the human brain, are memories stored?
Jan
25
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
@Poshpaws-- Thanks. Cheers.
Jan
25
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
@Poshpaws--"it seems to me" has been removed. Thanks for leaving the comment.
Jan
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Jan
25
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
@stoicfury-- I have no argument with your point of view or your explanation of concepts. The reason for the down-vote was that a great answer existed already and, judging by the up-votes garnered by that answer, it seems validated. This is how the Stack Exchange sites work. I lose points if I vote your answer down, but it was important that I did so for the sake of ensuring that the most appropriate answer to the question remains at the top. It's nothing personal. I found your insight, quotes, point-of-view, etc interesting, just not a direct answer to the question.
Jan
24
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
@NickT--Since I asked the question and am the only being capable of dictating my intention, and therefore the correct response to the intention manifest, in the words of the giant-of-thought George W. Bush, "I'm the decider". ****And yes, that was said tongue firmly in cheek whilst grinning.
Jan
24
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
Very interesting! And don't forget memes that use our social interaction as a vector for survival, evolution and preservation.
Jan
23
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
-1. While I appreciate your contribution, it completely misses the mark in answering the simple question. There was no assumption or innuendo in my question. The premise was simple: as a species, humans have clearly evolved a set of cognitive abilities and motivators that have lead to technological feats. By comparison, I do not know of any termites that purchase Trane AC systems for their homes or pilot jet aircraft. My question pertained to the "why" behind that. bobthejoe has provided the best answer to that question. I am voting this answer down because it is tangential.
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