on 20/9/07 4:55 PM, David Stokes wrote:
> It puzzles me too; how did prehistoric man clear climatic forests containing
> oaks of enormous girth using flint axes? And I don't believe they could
> have used fire.
Starting from beaver clearances?
The Eurpoean beaver takes down the tree, but uses only the side-branches.
So you arrive at a semi-cleared area, only have to chop down some of the
trees, plant your crops around them (remembering that there are no ploughs
or equipment, simply mattock-type tools) and live in the semi-shade near the
pools where you catch fish...
Highly intelligent and well-informed people disagree on every political
issue. Therefore, intelligence and knowledge are useless for making
decisions, because if any of that stuff helped, then all the smart people
would have the same opinions.
So use your "gut instinct" to make voting choices. That is exactly like
being clueless, but with the added advantage that you'll feel as if your
random vote preserved democracy.