Re: >H Re: The Great Filter

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 14:49:08 -0800 (PST)

The Low Golden Willow writes:
>Two, there is no guarantee a bunch of
>hunter-gatherers will get out of that state. If there's a shortage of
>domesticable plants (flip side: if Earth/Asia was improbably blessed),
>or say if Africa had been a separate continent, so that the domesticable
>large mammals of Eurasia got wiped out before their domestication was
>needed, food production might never have happened, at least not in any
>large way.

Could we really have been stuck for 10 million years or more? Over
that time couldn't co-evolution have created plants and animnals more
to our liking?

Robin D. Hanson