Re: Of Baboons, Weasels and Sneeches (Was: Re: STORY: The
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 13:17:50 EDT

In a message dated 6/9/99 4:00:05, you wrote:

>Well, IMO it's all a matter of percentages; only a relatively small
>portion of a race/group is responsible for its success/progress etc,
>and for some reason this group has been marginalized in places
>like Africa, while in Europe they managed to create a positive
>feedback loop which allowed more and more people to realize
>their "full" potential, thus fuelling further progress. So what is the key
>ingredient here?

IMO, high status for women and good water transportation.