The Industrial Revolution : An American Scientist And Author Best Known For His Popular Science Books

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Jared Diamond, who is an American scientist and author best known for his popular science books, seems to have the idea that taking on the agricultural revolution was a stupendous thought. Archeological proof has been found to back Diamond’s assumption. By the study of ancient skeletons, visually viewing the bones, the teeth, and the general poor health of the mummified bodies, it is clear that agriculture had made its mark on a fair amount of people. Some people that were able to maintain farming were better off than others. Others had to make an irrational choice between gathering their food in harsh conditions or begin farming; but was this a grave mistake?
As read in the article “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race”, Diamond claims that the hunter-gatherers life was not all uncultivated and tedious. “…great paintings and sculptures were already being produced by hunter-gatherers 15,000 years ago, and were still being produced as recently as the last century by such hunter-gatherers as some Eskimos and the Indians of the Pacific Northwest” (Diamond, 4-5). According to Diamond, hunter-gatherers would work a good deal during each week (12-19 hours depending on the tribe), sleep a good deal, and provide themselves with different hobbies as they wanted to do so. Why have to try and grow food and risk famine, when our nature provides it free of charge? In the mind of a hunter-gatherer, It is best to work a small amount daily, eat daily, live healthy, and enjoy

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