He also links success infood production to the inventions of writing and of technology.
These he relatesalso to government and religion, which he characterizes as “kleptocracy”.
Reading this was actually a different experience, because it covers and explainsin a nutshell how, when and why we are here today.
In Guns, Germs, And Steel, author Jared Diamond uses environmental and geographical determinism to explain why some of the world's people have advanced so much more than the rest of the world's peoples.
Through this argument we can see that new techniques were being invented and newlevels of hierarchy as well.
So, in a nutshell, with food as basis the farmerswere able to first build the materials, then establish some sort of ahierarchical system, which led to the invention of the alphabet and the rise ofmajor civilizations.
There are a lot of rock solidclever arguments in this book about writing, language and how people came aboutto where we stand today.
Studying extensively the history of World War II, Ive attained the belief of cause and effect and the writer describes almostall of his arguments giving out a strong case.
objection to suchracist explanations is not just that they are loathsome, but also that they arewrong.
…evidence for the existence of human differences in intelligence… …modern “Stone Age” people are probably more intelligent … Through these strong words we can see that hewill try to convince people that there was something else holding people backand there is not such a thing as a superior race.