Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Biggest Mistake in Human History

Just in case you missed it, here is an interesting article on the BBC site. Here is a link to Tom Standage's website.

The news clip contains two fallacies in particular that stand out from Peter kendal of the NFU - that of HG starvation and the idea that farming lead to 'people growing taller'.

I would argue that most famines require a dependence on settled agriculture. As for the issue of height, the archeological records speak for themselves.

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