From: Jeremy Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 07 Dec 2002 - 20:28:20 GMT
At 08:12 AM 7/12/02 -0800, you wrote:
>for example, seems to mark the begining and end of the dynosaurs.
>Mitocondrial eve marks the beginning of mankind. This way of looking at the
>universe seems so engrained in our nature that it must occupy some deeper
>place in our makeup than a cultural meme.
I don't think so Grant cos some cultures, mostly ones that we have defeated, had achieved stability and sustainability within their environments. These folk view 'development' as undesirable or bad. For them harmony with the nature that they found themselves in was the primary goal of existence. In all cases that I have found, such cultures have narrative patterning and content which predicates this cultural 'norm'. That's the short answer. Jeremy
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