gregkavarnos wrote:This statement:And this one:kirtu wrote:...but in general they form a pre-mid-level agricultural level of human organization (this may not exactly be true though: in North America there were extensive trade networks east of the Mississippi and there were various confederations such as the Delaware and the Iroquois). I don't know about the structure, if any, of the Aboriginal people's in Australia or their related people's on the Indian subcontinent and Andaman Islands.Reek of linear historical determinism. I thought that, sociologically and anthropologically, we had broken with this form of Eurocentric social/historical/economic developmental models. It seems I am wrong.But societies that come about from social evolution after a point form markets.
Without evidence you cannot support statements. And in fact you can make any kind of statement you like irrespective of whether it has any validity of not (see propaganda and Dr. Goebbels for example or actually most of the political statements made at that period and throughout the 20th century).
Frankly Greg, you as I remember are a native English speaker - Greek-Austrailian? Isn't that correct? And native English speakers are frequently unreliable because they tend to make assertions without any factual basis.
Secondly, if you have something valuable to say but then can't provide evidence then what you have to say gets lost and ignored.
Third, I'm not a liberal arts weenie so:
Reek of linear historical determinism. I thought that, sociologically and anthropologically, we had broken with this form of Eurocentric social/historical/economic developmental models. It seems I am wrong.
this is off base. But this is the kind of stuff that I actually expect from native English speakers (meaning people that essentially grew up speaking English at home).
Of course after native English speakers we have other people who decided to jettison logic at various times as well - basically the whole human race at various times.
You can project your issues or you can support your possibly interesting argument.