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  •  300 years old? (1+ / 0-)
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    Zobo the Clown

    Owning, borrowing, and paying a little sweetener to get the loan goes back forever.

    Lots of our oldest written records are about trade and ownership.

    The only way "300 years" comes into play is that was when things started to get organized in the modern way.

    15 to 6. Pulled ahead as soon as the gate opened and never looked back....

    by BobTrips on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 11:39:06 PM PDT

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    •  time frames, cultures, beliefs, possibilities (2+ / 0-)
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      Cassiodorus, C Barr

      Cassiodorus, it's actually 200,000 years. :)

      As I recall, our oldest written records cover less than 5% of that 200,000 year period.

      Anthropologists who study indigenous cultures have observed other ways that humans can interact and other ways that humans can accomplish shared goals.

      It's that last part that inspires me to think about what might be possible, regardless of the constraints our hyper-industrial culture trains us to believe.

      Cheers

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