Re: Traditional China as a counterexample to "spikism"

Date: Fri May 11 2001 - 11:05:26 MDT

In a message dated 5/11/01 8:41:27 AM, writes:

> The best known case is the
>collapse of classical civilisation in the 5th/6th centuries but the most
>spectacular is the sudden demise of Mayan civilisation. So I wouldn't assume
>nothing can go wrong. I'm not worried by kooks like Zerzan as much as
>selfish and short sighted elites - they are more dangerous because they
>have the power!

What do you think of the recent paper in Science claiming these major
collapses of civilization were linked to major detrimental climactic change?
(usually extended droughts, IIRC)

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