Re: Saving the ethnosphere

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    --- Tom Potocki <> wrote:
    > its true that extinction of certain linguistic
    > traditions leads to loss of skills/techiques. OTOH,
    > preserving these traditions takes up brains which may
    > be better employed developing new/better techniques.
    > isnt there a cost/opportunity trade-off here? is the
    > picture really so white and black?

    Yes, it is, if we are talking about such a massive and widespread
    destruction. No, if we are blind to the big picture and talk about
    specific examples. As always, the choice is yours.

    There are very few men - and they are exceptions - who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment.

    Carl von Clausewitz

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