how human invented fire?
.Fire has been known to man since the very earliest times. In certain caves in Europe in which men lived hundreds of thousands of years ago, charcoal and charred bits of bone have been found among stones that were evidently used as fireplaces. But how did men learn the trick of making a fire? We can only guess. Early man probably knew how to use fire before he knew how to start it. For example, lightning might strike a rotten tree and the trunk would smolder. From this he would light a fire and keep it going for years. We can take a pretty good guess as to how the cave men learned to start a fire. In trampling among the loose stones in the dark, the first men must have noticed sparks when one stone struck another. But it may have taken many generations before anyone among these early men had the idea of purposely striking two stones together to produce a fire! Another way we have of knowing how early men discovered fire is to observe the primitive people of today. Some of them are in a stage of development that our forefathers reached thousands of years ago.
The first fires were discovered from lightning dropping down on Earth and creating them. Human discovered fire by the natural state of experimenting and scientific research. What happens if I rub this piece of wood against this piece of wood? By rubbing the piece of wood against another piece of wood human discovered that the process creates fire.
Fire is pretty amazing stuff.
When early humans first started messing around with it, out on the plain, just after teatime1, they discovered it had many useful properties. Small animals, when placed inside the crackling orange flame, became crispy and began to smell and taste better. Some rocks when subjected to the same treatment bled out metal in a shiny grey liquid, which became hard and could later be beaten into a variety of interesting shapes, including spears to bring down beasts, which aided man in his long struggle to the top of the food chain.
The long, cold winter evenings simply flew by. This was due, at least in part, to the fact the long winter evenings were now a little less cold and dark. That and all the new sharp things and decorative ornaments the humans now had to play with.
So Who Exactly Discovered Fire?
Quite when the first human created fire is a fairly moot point.
Man's use of fire may have started with someone bravely lifting aloft a blazing branch ripped from a tree which had been struck by lightning. But as for creating fire from scratch, that would probably have come a lot later, perhaps when someone first tried striking two pieces of flint together near some dry twigs. Whether these actions came out of luck, judgement or boredom is lost in the mists of time.
Several religions believe that the knowledge of how to make fire was passed down to man by God, either directly or via a rebellious angel or demigod.
Greek mythology, for example, talks of the titan Prometheus who stole fire from the gods to give to man to balance up the fact that his brother Epimetheus had given all the other animals on Earth a load of godly gifts like speed, strength and great eyesight. Zeus, the King of the gods, forgave Prometheus at first, but grew angry with him later when Prometheus tried to help mankind to trick him. Zeus punished Prometheus by having him chained to the top of a mountain and every day of his immortal life an Eagle would swoop down on him and eat his innards.
Think of Prometheus if you are having a bad day, it may help put things in perspective.
A Word of Caution
Nowadays mankind has become so sure of its control of fire that some people will happily take part in fire eating, while pyromaniacs actually enjoy setting light to a whole range of flammable items.
It always pays to remember, however, that fire is hot. Fire is very, very hot.
If it can make small animals crispy, just think what it can do to your fingers.