Possible Religion Motivations in the First Cave Art?

I was asked, “I am doing some research on primitive art and I have a question for you about metaphysical psychology in the first known versions of art from the Ancient Lascaux peoples of Southern France. If you were going to step inside the mental space of the cave peoples creating these drawings what would you say they were thinking? In many cases the locations of these caves were not easily accessible. From what I have read some historians think this was a primitive form of voodoo magic, killing the beast on the walls of the case will help with success of the hunt in reality. I do not think this is the most logical psychology. I would postulate that the earliest forms of art were just narrative, visual, descriptions of the animals that sustained survival for the tribal and primitive cave people. Do you agree or do you think they were already creating mythical and metaphysical connections. I would add that if the metaphysical connections developed they were post creation of the art (probably several generations later) by individuals in the tribe looking to project additional meaning and significance on the art to introduce fear or control in the group. The stories about the art essentially changed by the storytellers to reflect their own fears, ambitions, and primal needs. Please comment and let me know your thoughts / interpretation.” My response, I think it is more likely was hunting magic to me in many cases I believe. Wish out even looking I know that Voodoo is a mix of at least to religions something like West African (Yoruba...

Taxonomy of Race? Construct or a biological reality?

Taxonomy of Race? A Social construct? A biological reality? Or is it both? *Challenger, sorry, Damien, but “We” didn’t separate ourselves – different continents and evolution that took place upon them, did. Damien, all people are 99.9 genetically identical in our genetic makeup. https://www.genome.gov/19016904/faq-about-genetic-and-genomic-science/ There is no taxonomy of races, race is an informal rank in the taxonomic hierarchy. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/race-is-a-social-construct-scientists-argue/ *Challenger, read a book called, ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ by Nicholas Wade. It’s about evolution so I know you’ll find it interesting. Damien, I will look into it. *Challenger, check out this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb2iFikOwYU&feature=youtu.be Damien, I looked into it and I am not interested in the book as it’s not supported by science. http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/a-troubling-tome *Challenger, it is supported by science. Read the preface and you’ll find out why so many people came out so strongly against it. Here’s a good doc that will ease you into the genetics of race without going full race realist on race differences in cognitive ability. “Aarathi Prasad sets out to challenge the science of racial purity and examines provocative claims that there are in fact biological advantages to being mixed race.” https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=jhCuuw0vF64 Damien, did you check out the link I gave it rejects his claim and the same is true for the first link I gave. If He thinks different ok. Here is another link Science Says: There Is No Such Thing As Race! https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=4OPrLZ8pjOU *Challenger, it’s a form of religious thinking. If something doesn’t conform with our kumbaya world view, deny it. I grant her, that it might be helpful for human comradely to think in these terms, but just because these views...