[Anthropik.com:] "...Many readers would certainly object that agriculture provides a stable, secure and reliable source of food. ..."
-Jason Godesky, anthropology writer, quote:
"...Many readers would certainly object that
agriculture provides a stable, secure and reliable
source of food. After all, it was the bounty of
agriculture that allowed us to give up hunting and
gathering, constantly wandering and wondering where
our next meal would come from, giving us the time to
build civilization. That is the common picture we've
all been told, but it is also the opposite of truth.
In fact, the Neolithic Revolution was, to use <a
Diamond</a>'s turn of phrase, "<a
worst mistake in the history of the human race</a>."
It is taken for granted in our culture that
agriculture is the path of least resistance, an
immediately obvious advantage over any other
subsistence technology. Agriculturalist philosophers
such as [authoritatively known to be a propagandist
philosopher] Thomas Hobbes assure us -without any
empirical validation- that any other way of life is
title="Previous blog entry: 'Solitary, Nasty, Brutish
and Short'">solitary, nasty, brutish and short</a>."?
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