Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Alcohol and Aboriginal Amerindians

A very interesting summary of the subject.

I was discussing this subject with Girlfriend'', where I supposed that the mesoamerican tribes probably were practically drowning in alcohol (at least relatively speaking) due to their farming practices, and that alcohol consumption pre-Columbus could probably be more or less correlated to farming. This appears essentially correct.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Don't listen to this gal; don't marry

Read this article first.

Laura makes a pretty good point, and a compelling argument. If I may express her point in a metaphor, she's basically saying that the car still runs, and though it has quirks and you could die going over Yungas Road in it, it's worth it to keep it running.

The problem with her argument isn't that cars are bad or that keeping the idea of the car alive isn't noble, it is that the car is on fire.