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  •  I think his general thesis is correct (2+ / 0-)
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    Nova Land, plf515

    Empires are the result of geographic luck not "great people." Farming (food surpluses) changed human organization.

    Of course, Diamond's thesis is not all that new. Even the Bible notes that farming (Cain) killed herding (Able) and Cain the Farmer's son, Enoch, founded the first city.

    I don't know what consciousness is or how it works, but I like it.

    by SocioSam on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 08:37:42 AM PDT

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