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Inequality Dates Back to Stone Age
Science Daily ^ | May 28, 2012 | Professor Alex Bentley

Posted on 05/30/2012 4:40:43 AM PDT by Makana

Hereditary inequality began over 7,000 years ago in the early Neolithic era, with new evidence showing that farmers buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anthropology; godsgravesglyphs; neolithic; politics
Elizabeth Warren just announced that she is 1/2,345th Neanderthal and will speak up for the disenfranchised.
1 posted on 05/30/2012 4:40:52 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Makana

The original “from my cold dead hands”.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 4:51:03 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Makana

“Inequality Dates Back to Stone Age”

Wow. Just when you think “science” (and in this case I use the term loosely) can’t sink any lower. While the specific findings cited in the article are interesting, the focus on “wealth inequality” is simply stupid.

In the natural world, there has never been equality of any kind. The stronger, faster and/or smarter survive and thrive. It is no wonder that early humans did the same, especially given that their ancestors were hunter/gatherers.

In fact, it remains to be seen how harmful our current ideas of “equality” (and a few other things) actually are. The most successful generally limit family size, while the uneducated, poor and dependent have large families. We artificially extend the life of the medically unfit, who often reproduce as well. Essentially, we are artificially permitting the more unfit out outbreed the fit. That seems like a recipe for long-term disaster to me.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 5:00:43 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: PreciousLiberty
"the more unfit out to outbreed"

Sorry, still early.

4 posted on 05/30/2012 5:02:27 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: Makana

Any demand for reparations, yet?


5 posted on 05/30/2012 5:04:47 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: PreciousLiberty
In the natural world, there has never been equality of any kind. The stronger, faster and/or smarter survive and thrive. It is no wonder that early humans did the same, especially given that their ancestors were hunter/gatherers.

We need an affirmative action program to make sure that smaller bucks get to mate as often as the strongest bucks.

Likewise in Africa - why should the beachmaster male hippos get all the females?

Life is just so unfair, we need government programs to deal with it. And more grants to study what should be done. And of course, we have to shoot those who engage in such unfair behavior.

6 posted on 05/30/2012 5:38:06 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Makana

We are all given life from there on out it’s a toss up.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 5:41:56 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Makana

The NBA should reflect the general population.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 5:45:41 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: dirtboy

Those African inequalities made it to our shores — just look at all the Kenyan long distance runners. They should be hobbled to make it fair for the melanin challenged.


9 posted on 05/30/2012 6:00:08 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Makana

We will always have income inequality because we will always have “ambition inequality”, “intelligence inequality” and “work ethic inequality”.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 6:18:29 AM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's eye gettin.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Another for your GGG ping list.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 6:46:17 AM PDT by HoneysuckleTN (Where the woodbine twineth... || FUBO! OMG! ABO!)
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To: HoneysuckleTN; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks HoneysuckleTN.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


12 posted on 05/30/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Makana

This is surprising in what way?


13 posted on 05/30/2012 8:30:43 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: Makana
I just had my genome done and I am proud to say I am 2.7% Neanderthal (compared to my comparison group of northern Europeans who are 2.6%). And yes: I DO like mango salsa.

And...regarding the adze-man: you can bet that guy also had the best weapons around. The adze wouldn't have helped him hold his land, but better bows and arrows, spears, etc. sure would have.

14 posted on 05/30/2012 9:43:50 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Kurt Vonnegut saw that coming a long time ago- Google “Harrison Bergeron”.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 9:59:18 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Makana

I thought inequity was the cornerstone of specialization and the foundation for civilization. If we were all equal, we would all be spending every minute of our day scrambling for our own survival. Even the family unit is unequal.


16 posted on 05/30/2012 10:56:22 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: PreciousLiberty
In the natural world, there has never been equality of any kind.

Funny how the same people who observe a pack of wolves never question the existence of an alpha male in the pack, but won't accept that some humans do better than others and should reap the rewards of that.

Equality in opportunity is a new enough concept, but equality in outcome is downright unnatural. Anyone who has raised kids and tried to maintain a semblance of parity among them would recognize this.

17 posted on 05/30/2012 11:12:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Makana
Those greedy Neolithic bast*rds!

(Historical proof that the Estate Tax is 'fair')
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18 posted on 05/30/2012 12:06:22 PM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Makana; SunkenCiv

Hey, it's good to have a rich daddy.

19 posted on 05/30/2012 12:07:29 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: marsh2
I thought inequity was the cornerstone of specialization and the foundation for civilization.

Sort of. Inequity is in the eye of the envious beholder, is a fancy way of saying "No fair!". It's a way of blaming envy on the envied, thereby taking a load of blame off the envier's shoulders.

Envy is what sparks human evolution. Without it we would still be in the Garden of Eden, naked, happily eating grubs from a stick. We owe it all to the deadly sin of envy and the envious leftists.

A bell curve of wealth and accomplishment always forms among multiple tribes. The left side of that bell curve always looks to loot, rape, murder, and destroy the right. The result is human evolution progresses at a precisely self-regulating pace, far outpacing the rate of natural evolution.

20 posted on 05/30/2012 12:13:02 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Squawk 8888

LOL...”Harrison Bergeron” was the inspiration for my comment. It is a great story. He was quite prophetic.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 6:55:29 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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