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Hi Scimitar,

A very interesting post, and you raise some- to my mind- quite pertinent points.

I would like to add a consideration that delves into the common impulse that might propel both diffusionism and hyperdiffusion.

If, humanity developed from a singularity- an archetypal Eve somewhere in Africa- and diffused to every continent in a time span of [+ -]150,000 yrs which seems to be the currently accepted theory by 'those in authority';
what exactly was the impulse that impelled these proto-humans to keep seeking new horizons, to keep moving into ever greener pastures even when they might have been entirely inhospitable- the deserts of central australia.

I find it naive in the extreme to suggest they were merely governed by appetite- abundence or otherwise of food; overpopulation of a particular area. Almost all other species would appear to adapt and stay put in any area that provided nourishment; and within the historical human species, the tendency of the great majority of homo-saps is to stay put in whatever region, country, nationality they are born into.
So I ask again, what impulse impelled these early humans to cover the earth in that remarkably short timespan.

And my second related query is:
What even stranger impulse compelled those now continentally separated races evolved out of that supposed common origin somewhere in Africa, to suddenly begin building impossibly gargantuan structures in stone all over the earth in a roughly similar timeframe?

with respect,

fiasco,
ps: [It is not my intention to divert interest from your well-made points Scimitar, but I feel these questions are fundamentally related ].

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diffusion/hyper 464 scimitar 23-Mar-04 15:54
Re: diffusion/hyper 356 Dave Light 23-Mar-04 21:09
Re: diffusion/hyper 362 scimitar 05-Apr-04 06:02
Re: diffusion/hyper 331 fiascohoho 23-Mar-04 23:12
Re: diffusion/hyper 415 SunSword 24-Mar-04 14:14
Re: diffusion/hyper 232 fiascohoho 24-Mar-04 17:48
Re: diffusion/hyper 383 scimitar 05-Apr-04 06:05
Re: diffusion/hyper 335 barrystutner 24-Mar-04 15:50
Re: diffusion/hyper 332 Joanne 24-Mar-04 16:49
Then and now 299 Thirdwave 26-Mar-04 12:21
Re: Then and now 295 Joanne 26-Mar-04 15:01
Re: Then and now 319 fiascohoho 26-Mar-04 19:23
Re: Then and now 308 Thirdwave 28-Mar-04 03:40
Re: Then and now 355 Thirdwave 27-Mar-04 02:45
Re: Then and now 397 Joanne 27-Mar-04 03:30
Re: Then and now 321 Thirdwave 27-Mar-04 04:05
Re: Then and now 372 scimitar 05-Apr-04 07:01
Re: Then and now 332 Alex S 29-Mar-04 17:10
Re: Then and now 322 Joanne 29-Mar-04 18:16
Re: Then and now 381 Alex S 30-Mar-04 03:20
Re: Then and now 312 Joanne 30-Mar-04 16:29
Re: Then and now 378 fiascohoho 30-Mar-04 21:06
Re: Then and now 355 Alex S 31-Mar-04 01:37
Re: Then and now 411 Joanne 31-Mar-04 19:20
Re: Then and now 312 David Billington 31-Mar-04 22:33
Re: Then and now 345 Joanne 01-Apr-04 03:33
Re: Then and now 342 Alex S 01-Apr-04 04:45
Re: Then and now 314 Joanne 01-Apr-04 17:20
Re: Then and now 343 Alex S 02-Apr-04 04:20
Re: Then and now 256 David Billington 01-Apr-04 22:04
Re: Then and now 339 scimitar 05-Apr-04 07:47
Re: Then and now 417 Alex S 01-Apr-04 01:41
Re: Then and now 328 scimitar 05-Apr-04 06:36
Re: Then and now 291 Jerome 05-Apr-04 09:41
Re: Then and now 262 David Billington 06-Apr-04 21:00
Re: Then and now 382 Jerome 07-Apr-04 00:09
Re: Then and now 364 David Billington 07-Apr-04 08:35
Re: Then and now 315 Jerome 07-Apr-04 22:21
Re: Then and now 310 David Billington 08-Apr-04 09:19
Re: Then and now 286 Jerome 08-Apr-04 17:28
Re: Then and now 303 David Billington 29-Mar-04 21:11
Re: Then and now 407 Joanne 29-Mar-04 22:46
Re: Then and now 334 David Billington 30-Mar-04 03:32
Re: Then and now 335 Joanne 30-Mar-04 15:55
Re: Then and now 269 barrystutner 30-Mar-04 18:25
Co-evolution/mutation of cows and humans 335 ananda 30-Mar-04 18:32
Re: Then and now 337 Joanne 30-Mar-04 19:51
Re: diffusion/hyper 323 Jerome 28-Mar-04 22:30
Re: diffusion/hyper 400 Pete Clarke 29-Mar-04 13:18
Re: diffusion/hyper 367 fiascohoho 29-Mar-04 23:36
Re: diffusion/hyper 352 javier 30-Mar-04 11:12
links correction 298 javier 30-Mar-04 11:17
Re: links correction 346 fiascohoho 30-Mar-04 11:59
Re: links correction 327 javier 30-Mar-04 14:13
Re: Out of Africa....? 299 fiascohoho 26-Mar-04 04:54
Re: Out of Africa....? 328 fiascohoho 31-Mar-04 05:13
Re: hyper-diaper-diffusion..., 328 fiascohoho 27-Mar-04 06:33
Re: hyper-diaper-diffusion..., 621 Nolondil 27-Mar-04 20:03
Re: hyper-diaper-diffusion..., 316 fiascohoho 28-Mar-04 00:10
Re: diffusion/hyper 340 Alex S 29-Mar-04 17:01
Re: diffusion/hyper 319 Alex S 31-Mar-04 14:07


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