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  •  Just curious? (8+ / 0-)

    On what basis do you make this statement? It is only in the past 5000 years that we have any sort of written history, and before that only indirect anthropological evidence.

    I suspect that "human nature" has not changed much over 60,000 years. If you mean that the emergence of agriculture and thus "civilization" enables a level of exploitation that was not possible in pure hunter-gatherer societies, I think that may be right. But I think there are ample examples of the "old going to the ice floe" and so forth. I think there have always been people who want to have more beans than his fellows.

    But I'm no expert and I'm genuinely asking for more info on your point. The only cure for ignorance is confession, and despite 45 years on this planet, I find I'm still throwing my ignorance around! ;)

    •  No. (1+ / 0-)
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      There is evidence. Google is your friend.

      GOP: The Party of Acid rain, Abortion of the American Dream, and Amnesty for Wall Street.

      by Attorney at Arms on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:01:33 AM PDT

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    •  Yes ^^^^ @ Attorney at Arms (4+ / 0-)
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      Anthropology, archaeology, sociology and tangential fields have found much different information than popular and theocratic mindsets preach or think. There are tribal cultures still on the planet that are isolated enough to provide some of the information.

      Recently saw somewhere that the author of The Clan of the Cave Bear series had been approached after the first book by researchers about how inaccurate her portrayal was. She apparently decided the money she was making to be more valuable than the truth. I have had a few conversations with my family members who have been reading the series as to why I am not interested and how wrong she is. They still bring up the concepts in discussions that pertain to human nature and tribal cultures.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 12:21:19 PM PDT

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