Subtitle: The Fates of Human Societies
By: Jared Diamond
- The rise of civilization occurred b/c agriculture had to replace the lack of big animals to kill.
- Large fruits come from humans only picking the biggest ones to domestic.
- Humans evolve and innovate when the current method is unsustainable.
- The world’s worst diseases evolve from animals.
- Technologies develop cumulative vs. in a light bulb approach.
- Africa never took over Europe because it couldn’t tame the large mammals on the continent. Rino riding worriers would have beat a horse any day.