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A couple of species of Australian raptors appear to use fire to flush out prey, intentionally spreading pre-existing fires. They don't even have the advantages you've listed, so if you want your birds to spread fire that is entirely plausible. I mean if you think about it, fire is quite nice for humans, but it also can be quite dangerous if we accidentally ...


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I would say they could use fire in at least one way. A prominent theory* for proto-humans is that the first use use of fire involved merely capturing natural fires (like a grassland fire or from a lightening strike), and taking them back to a hearth in the cave or camp and keeping them going forever. You don't need a lot of dexterity for this, but do need ...


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To whatever extent their intelligence is Asking to what extent isn't an invalid question, as fire isn't exactly binary. After all, there's normal fire, and then there's 2,000 degree fire for smelting iron. The limiting factor for discovering fire is the ability to create it. An underwater species would have a great deal of trouble discovering fire, but a ...


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I know everyone above is saying filters do not burn and generally I have found that true. I smoke (bad habit that I’m trying to kick) and I have just sleepily lit a roll up with a swan filter at the wrong end... that filter burnt quicker than paper! Literally burned to a crisp in seconds! Apparently swan filters do burn.


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fire needs three things fuel, oxygen and temperature ... so there would also be a temperature / humidity component to the excellent cycle willk describes. unless you want to use the planet's orbital eccentricity to regulate temperatures .... coinciding with stage 3 would be a drop in temperature and humidity but first the ash fertilisation kickstarts stage ...


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Boom bust cycles. Oceanic and land based plants compete for CO2 and are limited by CO2 availability. Oceanic has an edge in that they cannot burn. When O2 gets high enough the land burns. Free from competition with land plants, and with all that land carbon now available as CO2, the ocean plants have a burst of growth. Ocean plants overgrow the availability ...


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