Author Topic: Why Europe became more developed than Africa & all other continents  (Read 263 times)

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Interesting theory, I can see how geography was one of the influencing factors on societal and technological development. Mr. Diamond however seems to imply that if given the same geography and same genetic makeup we should expect a similar pace of development. I disagree with that premise, as we are not talking about a textbook script but cascading development based on earlier successes. We reinforce ideas that we have had success with by duplicating them and building on them, and the same time tend to reject ideas the we have had previous failures with. That is probably the most important factor influencing development.