5 stars for Jared Diamond, Collapse was a great follow-up
This is pretty awesome, and YouTube comments, even more than usual, make me hate everybody who uses YouTube.
Jared Diamond is awesome. I've read Collapse, and it changed the way I looked at economy and ecology. I'll heard excellent things about Guns, Germs, and Steel, so I'll watch all of these.
It's interesting to see that he regards this work as an analysis of 'the biggest questions of human history' and obviously considers it to be about origins. That frames the discussion of the end of all things that he did in Collapse in an interesting light.
Definitely read the book, too. It's much more in depth and complete, of course. Now to go get and read Collapse.
Okay, I'll go read Collapse. I went to see him discussion with Armand Leroi (sp), author of a rad book you should read called 'Mutants'. GG&S was gud but he came off as ~ of a dick in person, he wasn't as great at thinking on his feet or dealing with things that were tangents. Some of the people in the audience were sub-Youtube-level intellects though - no lie.
These are for the Papua New Guinean wearing the "Pi" t-shirt
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