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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Racial vilification? Explain to me how what I posted constitutes “vilification”, “racial” or otherwise. The jig is truly up, I’m afraid, and the sooner you acknowledge this fact and move on, the easier things will be for you. A nice preliminary gesture would be to get rid of the false colors...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Wow, really touched a nerve I see. I neither know nor care what Chosun’s ethnicity is but whatever it is, it’s most emphatically not aboriginal Australian. In short, she’s a phony who’s let it be understood for years now that she was something she was not. I don’t know what her motive for the...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Missed your asinine comment first time round. . .. "Pale aborigine" is from an article Chosun provided the link to in the long-dormant "Dark Emu" thread. It refers to light-skinned people with little or no Aboriginal DNA (or lived-experience of Aboriginal life) pontificating on Aboriginal...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    The first 2 paragraphs contain the gist. The rest, as the reader can see for himself, boils down to going through the motions (“there are 3 possible explanations” for the negative results) and wishful thinking.
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    My words were “is there” not “was there”. . ..
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Interesting article but hardly supportive of the thesis that oral tradition accurately records long-ago events in the real world, even quite spectacular events such as big meteor impacts. The following is from the paper’s Conclusions “None of the events described in Aboriginal oral traditions...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Indeed, unrestrained population growth’s the thing, particularly with AGW looming on the horizon to finish things off. Took you forever to reach that elementary truth but you got there in the end and that’s what counts. The solution? The ending of poverty, particularly third-world poverty...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    I quiver with anticipation. . .. ;) Really, check with whom? Or is it “what”?
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    “Wisdom”, an unexpected word from your normally oh-so “scientific” lips. By it, I take it, you (and Chosun) mean something like “knowledge informed by values personally approved of” (or at least personally paid lip-service to) as opposed to plain old garden variety “knowledge”? Specifically...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    I think you underestimate both the power of the human imagination and the human propensity to attempt to ground its products in something real. All it takes to create monsters is to look at a lizard or a bug and to think: “how terrifying that would be if enlarged fifty or a hundred or a thousand...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Wow, all those pejoratives mixed in with the jargon! Kinda gives your game away, Ed. . ..
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    The notion that accounts of events occurring hundreds of thousands of years ago can be accurately transmitted to the present by oral tradition is patently absurd. In "telephone", as anyone who's played it can tell you, simple messages often don't even make the length of a room without being...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Really, not even in the everywhen? Are you sure about that? ;)
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    How about every single one? Even the dimmest among us knows it doesn't grow on trees. . .. ;)
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    “Quantum mechanics” is a stock-in-trade of the goofier sort of western mystic*. When I pointed out QM’s irrelevance to events in the macro-world to Chosun in another thread, she replied that she was using the term in a ”deeper” sense than “western scientists“. Or with words very much to that...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Nobody here thinks the world is hunky dory. We just take issue with your impractical “solutions”. Revealed?? Wow! A matter of straight to your ear from the everywhen*, is it? ———————————————————————————- *A lovely word which I enjoy using. “Savages”, as widely used by anthropologists in...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Disrespect, certainly, CJ and I have a long history on BF of “disrespecting” each other’s views. But, hate? C’mon, Ed, pull yourself together. . ..
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    My capitalist world?? Unrestrained (population) “growth” (as per the “article”) is indeed the problem as I and others have repeatedly pointed out in this and other threads. Unfortunately (also as per the article and also as I and others have repeatedly pointed out in this and other threads)...
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Surely, if ever a thread belonged in Ruffled Feathers, this is it. . ..
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    INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

    Indeed, population size’s the thing. Unless it’s sharply reduced what’s left of wild nature is doomed. Under the current political and economic setup, some problems are beyond fixing and I fear an already huge and continually growing human population is one of them.
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