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Posted: 15 September 2012 04:07 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi, I’m just curious if there are any free thinkers out there who are interested in Anthropology and the origins of civilization.  I don’t mind discussing modern issues, but I get the feeling that we keep repeating the mistakes of the past, and that’s why I’m interested in ancient history and prehistory.

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Posted: 15 September 2012 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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damoncasale - 15 September 2012 04:07 PM

Hi, I’m just curious if there are any free thinkers out there who are interested in Anthropology and the origins of civilization.  I don’t mind discussing modern issues, but I get the feeling that we keep repeating the mistakes of the past, and that’s why I’m interested in ancient history and prehistory.

Damon

I have a passing interest.  A frequent poster, named George, seems knowledgeable about the subject. And there are probably others who are interested in anthropology on this site.

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Posted: 15 September 2012 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Cool.  I see that there’s a meetup at the Genghis Grill in Brandon tomorrow, so I’ll try to make that, since I won’t be able to make the dinner on the 26th.  (I already have other plans.)

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Posted: 15 September 2012 05:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Welcome, damoncasale. Lots of us are interested in these subjects, however they are very complex and hence difficult to get a good grasp on.

Nevertheless, please feel free to discuss as you see fit.

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Posted: 15 September 2012 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Of course they’re difficult to get a good grasp on.  That’s precisely why I’m interested.  :D

For the time being, I suppose I’d settle for meeting locals who don’t think in terms of black and white (e.g., in terms of one extreme or another).  People who understand that issues are complex and aren’t solved with simple 30-second sound bites, that is.

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Posted: 15 September 2012 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hello Damon, if you are in reference to paleoanthropology, yes there a several of us here who would be happy to discuss the early development of man. there are many books on the subject and sites to visit. Dive in.


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Posted: 15 September 2012 07:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Any suggestion on which forum I should use?  It doesn’t seem to fit into any of the major groupings other than General Discussion.

Damon

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Posted: 15 September 2012 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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You could try SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.

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