A thread for the Chinese-vs.-Native-American-cultural-progress crowd?:
(Caveat: The following has not been certified 100% politically correct.)
Having evolved in the savannahs and rain forests of somewhat central Africa (right?), one might say that Homo sapiens sapiens is, given a choice, not a desert rat. But man hangs out in competing tribes, and some of the members of these don't fit in so well with the others, so they have to form their own less competitive tribes, which then get forced into the left-over lands of this globe. Usually, the behaviors of those of the favored lands and those driven onto the rocks and sands tend to exhibit rather radically different deportments, yet, comparison of the results of this alienation don't seem to correlate over different continents of our globe. Excluding the ferocities of inter-"horde" wars, am I wrong in seeing a pattern, in Eurasia and North Africa, where those forced into the deserts and other less desirable lands have taken up, over most of their years of existence, very raw social interactions compared to their cousins in green pastures; while in North America, the inhabitants of the abundant forests and plains seem to have become far more harsh on each other than have those in the continent's arid lands.
Ray (His father was monophonic and his mother was quadriphonic, but he turned out to be just another stereo type.)