Saturday, February 02, 2013

Are you evolved?

i read this article a few days ago;

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga. Thus it was in the remote south of the forest in the summer of 1978. A helicopter sent to find a safe spot to land a party of geologists was skimming the treeline a hundred or so miles from the Mongolian border.....

Very interesting to see which parts of their lives broke down and couldnt be replaced.

I've been thinking about these issues a lot over the last few months.

Dont know if you saw the documentary Guns Germs and Steel but reading the book and theres a comment in there that struck me about how some tribes were not able to evolve into metallurgy...made me think...throw 100 Americans into a jungle many of us could develop a metal spear or fishing hook or pot to make dinner in.

Very few i think.

But feel free to continue thinking you are evolved as you read this article on your iPad in your pajamas, but look around the room, if you had to-what if anything in that room could you build yourself.


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