another arg is that colonization in the South Pacific accomplished 2 goals:
1. reduce conflict within the settlement.
2. reduce drain on limited resources.
I think Diamond’s “Collapse” mentions something on these lines. Either way, run for your life or voyage out to find new resources. In any event people were travelling more than we have imagined/
Just the other day, I was reading somewhere that DNA proves Aborigines were originally from Africa. And if you think about it, that’s a long haul somebody had to make long before jets. :-)
posted on 06/04/2007 7:20:37 PM PDT
(Al Qaeda knows Iraq's strategic value, yet the Democrats work day and night for our defeat there.)
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