From: Keith Henson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 16 Apr 2003 - 05:33:35 GMT
At 02:35 PM 16/04/03 +1000, you wrote:
>At 05:50 PM 15/04/03 -0400, you wrote:
> >My comment re rivers as boundaries and such would be that if Africa had been
> >divided up into states on tribal boundary lines, you would have wars between
> >these states for "Lebensraum" instead of civil wars for the same reason.
> >The problem is not population so much as it is resources per capita.
> >And to bring it back to memes, when things get tight from population growth
> >a latent human psychological trait emerges, which supports the spread of
> >memes that dehumanize those your tribe is about to kill.
> >Keith Henson
>Maybe, IMHO, and maybe not.
I can't find a reference to it on the web, but I have this memory of
reading or hearing about a bone bed in Australia where there was a battle
that killed thousands. The timing on the battle was right at the point
where the water came up and made Australia a much smaller place. Anyone
have a pointer?
Of course this would just show that people killed each other when times got
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