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Old 09-30-2016, 01:40 PM
LSLGuy LSLGuy is offline
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@malthus: We had a similar thread not long ago about the idea of ancient process knowledge that's supposedly been lost. We eventually got around to the conclusion that damn near nothing that humanity has ever learned how to do has been truly forgotten. For the reasons you enumerate.

Somebody somewhere today knows how to knap a flint, tie it to a stick with grass & bark, and has killed a large herbivore using just such a self-made tool. And cooked and eaten part of the critter after starting a fire using makeshift found objects.

@yabob: A link or some explanation would help. So far all we you've given us is two generic nouns side by side.

Last edited by LSLGuy; 09-30-2016 at 01:42 PM.