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1 Critical Thinking and Society Exercise Critical Thinking and Society Exercise PHL 458 Creative Minds and Critical Thinking 2 Critical Thinking and Society Exercise Critical Thinking and Society Exercise How have critical thinking skills in humans evolved over time? - Since evolution is a process which takes millions of years, The human fossil record reveals that our ancestors were capable of using stones as tools. An ape-like human ancestor living a million years ago was custom manufacturing a variety of stone tools and using fire. Early humans used even more sophisticated tools such as spears and arrows. These "stone age" people are depicted as "cavemen" but this belies the fact their culture was fairly sophisticated. The proof is the last stone age culture encountered in modern times - Native American "Indians". Many meso- american cities were far larger than european cities during the middle ages. Looking at modern euro-american culture, it is seen the only real difference is technology based on metal instead of ... View Full Document

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