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Offline Artos

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Excellent article on why civilzations collapse
« on: March 15, 2010, 03:50:05 PM »
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19826501.500-why-the-demise-of-civilisation-may-be-inevitable.html?full=true#

Why the demise of civilisation may be inevitable

DOOMSDAY. The end of civilisation. Literature and film abound with tales of plague, famine and wars which ravage the planet, leaving a few survivors scratching out a primitive existence amid the ruins. Every civilisation in history has collapsed, after all. Why should ours be any different?

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Re: Excellent article on why civilzations collapse
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 06:24:12 PM »
I saw the title and thought "hm, sounds like Jared Diamond"... yup.  ;D


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Re: Excellent article on why civilzations collapse
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 05:11:04 PM »
 I love when someone can put into words what was previously for me a gut feeling.

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Re: Excellent article on why civilzations collapse
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 05:16:46 PM »
I love when someone can put into words what was previously for me a gut feeling.

 You get that a lot around here. ;D

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Re: Excellent article on why civilzations collapse
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 08:08:56 PM »
Great post. I wish I had the wherewithall to express my thoughts like that.

That's why I love this forum.