In message <199905260339.XAA12000@user1.channel1.com>, Wade T. Smith
>When colleagues are asked about Diamond and his ideas, they just about
>gush. Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard biologist and Pulitzer-prize winning
>author, introduced Diamond at the lecture as ''a polymath about whom
>superlatives roll easily off the tongue.''
> book will survey what is known about cultures like the Maya of the
>Yucatan, the Anasazi of the U.S. southwest, and the people of Easter
>Island - cultures that destroyed themselves by destroying their
>Diamond is used to being asked whether he's hopeful about avoiding such
>fates on a global scale. ''It really is up for grabs,'' he says.
If anyone knows what Diamond and/or Wilson thinks about global warming, I'd be interested to find out. But you should probably make it offlist, as it's off-topic here. ;-)
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