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Yes, I was wondering when someone would realize that boats must have come about just as gradually as any other tools. Because they have to be made of plant materials instead of stone, we don't have the surviving record that we have for many other tools. But primitive man must have realized it was possible to use a log to stay afloat many thousands of years before any sort of craft of boat building was developed. And they would have been much less worried about staying neat and dry. If there was possibly some food out there on an island that no one else was competing for, they would be willing to get wet while getting to it.



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Like ancient Rome, we today are once more importing every form of exotic superstition in the hope of finding the right remedy for our sickness.
-- C. G. Jung
Richard Wilhelm: In Memoriam (1930), CW 15: pg. 60

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Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 247 laughin 13-Jul-12 15:32
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 138 Aine 13-Jul-12 16:01
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 186 laughin 13-Jul-12 17:43
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 129 Aine 13-Jul-12 19:02
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 106 Vanya 14-Jul-12 14:01
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 122 Sirfiroth 13-Jul-12 21:22
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 140 Aine 27-Jul-12 13:49
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 150 Sidepr 14-Jul-12 12:53
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 138 NetWorkAngel 14-Jul-12 15:10
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 142 Carl Tanner 27-Jul-12 08:29
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 162 laughin 27-Jul-12 17:03
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 129 Carl Tanner 28-Jul-12 02:25
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 110 Anomalies 27-Jul-12 21:05
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 172 laughin 27-Jul-12 23:57
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 129 Anomalies 30-Jul-12 14:44
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 133 Aine 30-Jul-12 14:54
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 128 Anomalies 30-Jul-12 15:03
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 142 Aine 30-Jul-12 15:08
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 139 Aine 30-Jul-12 14:50
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 116 Anomalies 30-Jul-12 15:06
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 134 Aine 30-Jul-12 15:11
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 137 Anomalies 30-Jul-12 15:21
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 148 Aine 30-Jul-12 15:29
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 118 Vanya 31-Jul-12 06:25
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 140 Aine 02-Aug-12 13:07
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 109 Vanya 02-Aug-12 16:19
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 124 Nolondil 31-Jul-12 03:50
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 142 Bobajot 30-Jul-12 21:19
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 144 Aine 30-Jul-12 23:59
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Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 143 Mostly Harmless 02-Aug-12 14:30
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 163 Aine 02-Aug-12 14:38
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 128 Anomalies 02-Aug-12 15:27
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 150 Aine 02-Aug-12 15:33
Re: Hominins did not need boats to settle islands 144 Anomalies 02-Aug-12 15:48


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