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Re: The duck that ruled the world



At 08:31 PM 5/29/00 -0400, John Bois wrote:
zoo-keepers are injured by zebras than tigers, lions, and bears.  But even
in Kansas buffalo thrived in presence of humans--what does that tell
you?

Very little actually, as this only happened AFTER the ancestors of the amerindians had helped drive most other large mammals in North America to extinction. Combining this with what we know about amerindian culture at the time of European colonization, suggests that the amerindians had *finally* learned how to conserve resources, and not overhunt.


In short it says more about human adaptability than anything else.

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