RE: Rumsfeld Says..

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Date: Sat Mar 09 2002 - 03:37:24 GMT

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    At 08:15 PM 8/03/02 +0000, you wrote:
    >> Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 18:38:02 +1100
    >> From: Jeremy Bradley <>
    >> Subject: RE: Rumsfeld Says..
    >> At 09:55 PM 7/03/02 +0000, you wrote:
    >>> Query. was there anything before the Europeans came that could have been
    >>> used as transport in Australia?
    >> Yes Steve
    >> Feet. Do not be drawn by the meme that transport was a condition of
    >> civilisation. I could well argue the opposite (lol).
    >> Jeremy
    >No, i wasn't implying that. I was musing on the effect of transport on
    >violence early on. Foraging using transport greatly increases the range of
    >territory that can be accessed for resources, and also brings you into
    >(potentially) into contact with more groups.
    >The Inca's did pretty well using legwork to build a civilisation.
    Good point Steve. There is an idea over here, which is strongly held by
    some, that wheels are the pre-requisite of civilisation, and therefore the
    dispossession of the indigenous people of Aus was in some way OK. I more
    hold to the view that wheels facilitated war rather than civility.

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