Diamond describes our hutner-gather phase as "most successful," and yet, he doesn't add the punch line. I was expecting the paper to end with "...and so, this is my last essay on anthropology; I will take up a life of gathering nuts and berries and good luck to you all."Since he didn't do that, I have to believe he is somewhere south of merely intellectually weak.As for me, I plan to polish off an enhancement to identity tracking for remote transactions that I'm confident I can trade to some people, who will trade with some people, who will trade with some other people... and benefit the farmers who provided the coffee, toast, eggs, etc that I'm eating while enjoying KPC this morning.Mongongo nuts, indeed!

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