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Why did humans become farmers?


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#16    ealdwita

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Postpantodragon, on 07 March 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

Read the next comment down from yours by ealdwita.  This is the attraction of farming.  It plays into the hands of people who are addicted to power.  So, yes, the whole system gets mucked up and famines happen for less straight forward reasons than simply crop failure.  But all this still means that hunter gatherers were less vulnerable than farmers.

So if I owned a shop, then it would be OK for people to come and help themselves from the shelves, yes? Or is it only us farmers who are being selfish by running a business for profit? Where's this 'power' thing coming from? Maybe I'm thick, but I just can't get my head round it. Have you been upset by a farmer in the past, or has his bull chased you about a bit?

The only other explanation I can think of is that you're one of those detestable, yellow-waterproofed 'Ramblers' who are under the impression that the whole country is yours to trample over at will, irrespective of its ownership. I suspect a 'La propriété, c'est le vol' undercurrent at work here.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

It is actually best to have a good knowledge of both hunting and farming,as neither for survival purposes has anything to do with greed.

Having knowledge of both makes one far more adaptable to changing conditions.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

View Postealdwita, on 08 March 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:

So if I owned a shop, then it would be OK for people to come and help themselves from the shelves, yes? Or is it only us farmers who are being selfish by running a business for profit? Where's this 'power' thing coming from? Maybe I'm thick, but I just can't get my head round it. Have you been upset by a farmer in the past, or has his bull chased you about a bit?



The issue is power, but it is beyond the scope of this comment to elucidate.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

Why did humans become farmers? Simple, to have a stable source of beer!

Cheers!





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