Jared Diamond Quotes


46 Jared Diamond quotes:



"Science is often misrepresented as öthe body of knowledge acquired by performing replicated controlled experiments in the laboratory.ö Actually, science is something broader: the acquisition of reliable knowledge about the world."
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"Why were there far more species of domesticated animals in Eurasia than in the Americas? The Americas harbor over a thousand native wild mammal species, so you might initially suppose that the Americas offered plenty of starting material for domestication."
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"African cavalry mounted on rhinos or hippos would have made mincemeat of European cavalry mounted on horses. But it couldn't happen."
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"Tasmania lies 130 miles southeast of Australia. When it was first visited by Europeans in 1642, Tasmania was occupied by 4,000 hunter-gatherers related to mainland Australians, but with the simplest technology of any recent people on Earth. Unlike mainland Aboriginal Australians, Tasmanians couldn't start a fire."
"Science is often misrepresented as the body of knowledge acquired by performing replicated controlled experiments in the laboratory. Actually, science is something broader: the acquisition of reliable knowledge about the world."
Author: Diamond Quotes Category: Science Quotes
"If one of those friendly societies itself runs into environmental problems and collapses for environmental reasons, that collapse may then drag down their trade partners."
Author: Diamond Quotes Category: Problems Quotes



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