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  •  We couldn't have advanced technology today (0+ / 0-)

    if humanity had remained continentally isolated, so the destruction wrought by sailing was due to the low developmental level of the societies that had the technology, not the technology itself.

    Secondly, I did explain why I included slavery in a discussion of technology.  Read it again.

    As for Lysenkoism, technological development is simply applied science, so if you corrupt science and impose the application of nonsense, you create technology that doesn't work - i.e., Lysenkoist agronomy.

    Finally, equating nuclear fission with juggling poisoned chainsaws? Are you serious?
    Yes, and I explained why.

    Democracy is a habit, not a circumstance.

    by Troubadour on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:00:44 AM PDT

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