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8-19-2011 @ 3:21PM
I have read Guns, Germs, and Steel; but hey thanks for assuming your readership is ignorant of anything outside of WoW. I know you didn't mean it that way, but I can see how it could be taken that way.
8-19-2011 @ 3:29PM
If you knew if wasn't meant to be taken that way, why did you take it that way?
8-20-2011 @ 12:11PM
8-19-2011 @ 4:27PM
Did he just call us ignernt?
8-19-2011 @ 7:25PM
Funny how you can assume Mr. McCurley is calling people ignorant when, in the *same* paragraph, he says he knows his readers like to read. People who like to read are rarely ignorant. Therefore, I'm not at all inclined to agree with your ridiculous interpretation.
8-20-2011 @ 12:02AM
He responded to his rhetorical question in the negative because 1) he isn't actually conversing with the reader 2) the people who would answer "no" need it explained more than the people who would answer "yes" need to not be insulted by two sentences of extraneous text.GG&S is an amazing book and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the macro side of social history. I have an uncommon fondness for anyone whose approach to the question of domestication-friendly animals is to make a list of every animal of a certain size and go through it methodically until you have an answer.
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