” Why did human development proceed at such different rates on different continents for the last 13,000 years? “


” Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction – namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years. “


” Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation. “


” The rate of human invention is faster, and the rate of cultural loss is slower, in areas occupied by many competing societies with many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere. “


” The broadest pattern of history – namely, the differences between human societies on different continents – seems to me to be attributable to differences among continental environments, and not to biological differences among peoples themselves. “



All 5 Jared Diamond Quotes about Human in picture


Why did human development proceed at such different rates on different continents for the last 13,000 years?
Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction - namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years.


Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation.
The rate of human invention is faster, and the rate of cultural loss is slower, in areas occupied by many competing societies with many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere.
The broadest pattern of history - namely, the differences between human societies on different continents - seems to me to be attributable to differences among continental environments, and not to biological differences among peoples themselves.
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