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July 31, 2011

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TDK

To be fair the Jared Diamond's thesis has long been discredited

eg.
http://www.uri.edu/artsci/ecn/starkey/ECN398%20-Ecology,%20Economy,%20Society/RAPANUI.pdf

The thesis' longevity owes more to it being a morality play about mankind's destruction of the environment than than any resemblance to fact. Curious really, because the reality shows western influence to have been mostly negative, a story which also plays well to the bien-pensants.

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