The Discovery of Fire

The Discovery of Fire! 🔥 #VanBrown #GoodReads

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Man, as he writes his own history, takes credit for many things, including the discovery of fire.  Particular individuals have had their own personal discoveries especially when fooling around with Jalapeno and Habanero peppers for the first time, but for any of us to presume to be unique in that respect would be naive.  I’ve observed people, and naivety is not altogether uncommon.  Neither is the smugness that follows the naivety with the conclusions that suppositions are facts.

Back in the late sixties I worked in a railroad car repair shop so I could save up enough money to study for the ministry at a local tavern.  One day, while cutting the head off an old rusty rivet with an acetylene torch, the rivet head–white hot– fell into my boot.  Now I’m not bragging, but I think I was the first one to discover the fire.  But that of course…

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