Chocolate By: Hannah Irwin

Chocolate is a food that everyone likes, but how do you think it got here? Was it here forever? Was it just made as the people came? Is it man made? Or did the animals first discover it? Almost everybody likes chocolate, it is estimated that about 1 billion people eat chocolate at least once a day! That is 15% of the population that eats chocolate everyday!

Everything has to come form somewhere right? Well in this case everything has come from the big bang. That is the 1st threshold of increasing complexity, so that is where I am going to start. Most scientists believe that it happened about 14 billion years ago. It was exploded from a little bubble, and when it did the temperature dropped below 1 billion degrees. It was enough for different molecules to come together and form different thing, and then the universe was formed.

Threshold 5 also fits into this because this is when the people came onto earth. This is when the people started to find new plants and animals. It is also when they found the cocoa tree. When they found the cocoa tree they started to take off the cocoa from the tree so that they could eat it. This could also fit into threshold 6 because it is collective learning. This connects to it because they were trading the chocolate, and they were also spreading new ideas on different ways to use it. This has been through different societies and through different times. It was first found in Central America, after that it went to different societies in Europe and then different places in the world.

Threshold 7 can also fit into this because in this point of time this would be agriculture. It fits well here because in order to get more of the cocoa tree they are going to have to plant more. This is also going to fit into the economy part of it because the farmers are planting more of the trees, but they are also selling some of the cocoa so that they can get more money. So they can plant more of the cocoa tree.

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Created with images by luisacontreras-87 - "Ganaché de chocolate" • Peter Long - "2011-11-08 10-43-16_0242_resize"

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