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Seriously? You consider that a worthwhile response.

It was as serious as the question. The question 'how why in the world do our brains have so many outrageously complex capabilities that would have been of no use whatsoever to very-recent forebears?' implies that current features must be of use in and of themselves and that the ability to appreciate music is of no use whatsoever.





Recent hominids did not have anything like it that I've ever heard of.

I've heard little speculation about now-extinct hominids' ability to appreciate music. It's not obvious to me how we could have any evidence in either direction.


That's the problem with the vast majority of the materialist arguments about all this stuff. Someone throws out some vague ideas, and acts like it is a explanation of the mechanism.

It wasn't an attempt at an explanation. It was an attempt to show how flawed the question was.
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