The Western Kgalagadi Conservation Corridor Project

CyberTracker has its origins in an apparent paradox in human evolution: the brain evolved both in size and in neurological complexity over millions of years. A fully modern brain had evolved at a time when all humans were hunter-gatherers. Yet the same brain that has been adapted for the needs of hunter-gatherer subsistence, today deals with the subtleties of modern mathematics and physics. To resolve this paradox, it can be argued that the art of tracking may have been the origin of sci- ence, requiring the same creative hypothetico-deductive reasoning that is required for mathematics and physics. Scientific reasoning may well be an innate ability of the human mind.