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Guns, Germs and Steel (What it meant to me.)

             The Significance of —— 

                        Guns, Germs and Steel

                                    By Jared Diamond 

                                            ——-       To Me

 

                There is an old saying to designate a prominent point in a given situation. It goes something like, “Where the rubber hit the road”. Mr. Diamond might refer to it as one of those “Proximate” moments of action. With this book which dates back to the mid nineties science has been connected with history in the like manner that “rubber hits the road.” Continue reading

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Reasonable Ignorance (United We Stand)

  • Foreword: I get much liberty by using this particular title. I do try though to embellish those I fault. The very concept of reasonable ignorance depends on factors which go against the grain. Recently, in a book  I am almost finished reading – (Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond) – I was a bit shaken with one of those against the grain moments. Continue reading

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