Well, the interesting thing in Guns, Germs and Steel is that the conditions
of power arose from other more picayune conditions to do with the
distribution of seed sizes and domesticable animals and the orientation of
continents.  It really wasn't an innate lust for power either, just a simple
randomness as to which group of humans would develop technology first,
assuming all the groups are pretty similar in intelligence and motivations
and behavior.


On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 11:03 AM, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> > People are people; look to the conditions to explain the differences.
> --Chris
> Yes, and the primary condition is: Which groups have the most power.
> --ED

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