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redshirt
Aug 11, 2007

Excuse the rampant bans, I've been cucked.


I have a large, coffee table book called "The Atlas of World History" and in it, the entire history of humanity is displayed via maps. From the migration out of Africa across the world, to the founding of the first city-states, to the endless wars and conquests which have shaped our very beings, it's all here. A fantastic book and I highly recommend if you like history and maps.

I've been reading it daily for years, and it's given me a much deeper understanding of human history, to wit: We're literally babes in the wood. Official history - i.e. written records - starts approximately 3,500BCE - so about 5,500 years ago. While that might seem like a long time, from any other perspective though, it's a blink of the eye.

Agriculture started in the Turkey/Syria region about 10,000BCE. And before that, it's 200,000 years of hunting and gathering.

And that 200,000 years is the entire history of humanity, because according to current study, there were no Homo Sapiens prior to that, but rather, different people. Some of these people continued alongside the newly minted humans for awhile - fun fact to know and share: Nearderthals are believed to have finally died out only 35,000 years ago in Spain. So, for a long, long time - much longer than our current period of "history", mankind lived with other "people". How did this affect our formation? Our myth? Our beliefs?

Fire was first controlled by people before humans - the awesomely named Homo Erectus. Homo Erectus took his fire all over the world as well. But he's gone, as is the Neanderthals and all the other pre-humans, leaving only us.

And we just got here! Art began about 20,000 years ago. Here's a classic example found across Europe and into Russia:



These people 20,000 years ago were technically no different than you or I. Same biology, same minds. And yet, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution and the current Information Age, we are changing, I think. This mode of communication we're using right now is changing us.

Makes me think. How about you?

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www
Aug 4, 2010



i think op is a fag

Panniculus Rift
Mar 14, 2004



look at that fat chick's pussy lips

turdriver
May 31, 2014

by XyloJW


bet ur mom has chode tits like that op

Lawman 0
Aug 17, 2010



I have the same book op.

redshirt
Aug 11, 2007

Excuse the rampant bans, I've been cucked.


Lawman 0 posted:

I have the same book op.

It's great, right? I just bought 2 copies as gifts. It's been out of print for awhile, alas.

Al Borland
Oct 29, 2006
WARNING: THIS IS AN AL BORLAND POST

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO READ THIS BULL SHIT!!!


How CIS of you op.

Arian_Samurai
Jan 21, 2004

third place is still pretty damn good

It's cool that the first piece of art was a statue of a lady with huge titties

John Liver
May 4, 2009



redshirt posted:

Makes me think. How about you?

200,000 years of history have all been leading to this moment, as I type glyphs into words into sentences which are carried by machine-tongue across a network of cell towers and satellite feeds that millions upon millions of people and hours were used to make, and now at the climax of all those millennia of life, death, war, peace, discovery, development and struggle, I finally have the power to call the OP a tremendous loving enjoyable human being.

Prettz
Sep 2, 2002


fuck the ROW
Aug 29, 2008

i just want your sufferings ~ your bloods and fluid ~ your stupid fucking tiny skeleton ~


John Liver posted:

200,000 years of history have all been leading to this moment, as I type glyphs into words into sentences which are carried by machine-tongue across a network of cell towers and satellite feeds that millions upon millions of people and hours were used to make, and now at the climax of all those millennia of life, death, war, peace, discovery, development and struggle, I finally have the power to call the OP a tremendous loving enjoyable human being.

redshirt
Aug 11, 2007

Excuse the rampant bans, I've been cucked.


John Liver posted:

200,000 years of history have all been leading to this moment, as I type glyphs into words into sentences which are carried by machine-tongue across a network of cell towers and satellite feeds that millions upon millions of people and hours were used to make, and now at the climax of all those millennia of life, death, war, peace, discovery, development and struggle, I finally have the power to call the OP a tremendous loving enjoyable human being.

lol exactly.



Also, the whole "BC" and "AD" (and subsequently "BCE" and "CE") thing is super lame and I wish we could transition past it to a more rational scheme.

The BLT
Jan 3, 2008
Do you know the sandwhich man?

Sounds cool. OP, who is the author there are several books of the same title on amazon. TIA

Lawman 0
Aug 17, 2010



redshirt posted:

It's great, right? I just bought 2 copies as gifts. It's been out of print for awhile, alas.

wasn't it like from 1991 like i'm pretty sure the last page is all "the cold war is over yay!"

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012


there's only one book you need from amazon it's free and you can use their e-reader for it

http://www.amazon.com/Bible-English...&keywords=bible

logical phalluses
Mar 18, 2009




this but unironically

paranoid randroid
Mar 4, 2007



Lawman 0 posted:

wasn't it like from 1991 like i'm pretty sure the last page is all "the cold war is over yay!"

that narrow window for about ten years there where we were assuming that poo poo might not be garbage forever was real funny in retrospect

Lucky Guy
Jan 24, 2013

TY for no bm


would

Lawman 0
Aug 17, 2010



paranoid randroid posted:

that narrow window for about ten years there where we were assuming that poo poo might not be garbage forever was real funny in retrospect

it was cool watching people desperately look for big bads to play up which why we had things like nod having its headquarters in yugoslavia and iraq being played up forever

paranoid randroid
Mar 4, 2007



it is the 90s, america, and I need you to be really angry about serbs. or croats. bosniaks? christ, whatever.

John Liver
May 4, 2009



I wonder if my far-gone ancestors ever looked up to the sky and wondered what their descendants would be achieving ten thousand years after dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks

Lawman 0
Aug 17, 2010



paranoid randroid posted:

it is the 90s, america, and I need you to be really angry about serbs. or croats. bosniaks? christ, whatever.

actually I just remembered that they put the nod temple in Sarajevo as it was being sieged irl

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012


paranoid randroid posted:

it is the 90s, america, and I need you to be really angry about serbs. or croats. bosniaks? christ, whatever.

slavic fear helped kick off WW1 which means it also helped kick off WW2 so we should probably eliminate them all to prevent future war

Hobohemian
Sep 29, 2005
Nope

Man has known since the beginning that fat girls are good lays.

Cesar Cedeno
May 9, 2011
Probation
Can't post for 4099 days!



Same.

MeLKoR
Dec 23, 2004
I, Racist


Look at them titties.

Lawman 0
Aug 17, 2010



its cool how our ancestors were bbw fetishists

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011
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there isnt anywhere near enough mansex in this image

sincx
Jul 13, 2012


John Liver posted:

200,000 years of history have all been leading to this moment, as I type glyphs into words into sentences which are carried by machine-tongue across a network of cell towers and satellite feeds that millions upon millions of people and hours were used to make, and now at the climax of all those millennia of life, death, war, peace, discovery, development and struggle, I finally have the power to call the OP a tremendous loving enjoyable human being.

That's a lot of effort relative to the payoff.

fuck trophy 2k14
Jun 8, 2012




dont think cave women looked that good back then but ok

d3c0y2
Sep 29, 2009



I'm the weirdo in black armour getting cucked by two dudes rogering Queen Elizabeth the first

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011
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gently caress trophy 2k14 posted:

dont think cave women looked that good back then but ok

i dunno we did a -lot- of loving back then

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011
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d3c0y2 posted:

I'm the weirdo in black armour getting cucked by two dudes rogering Queen Elizabeth the first

im the caveman with the giant boner getting cucked by a club to the head

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007


floresiensis you chode

Finn Pennywhistle
Dec 1, 2005

are people having fun in here



nice op

redshirt
Aug 11, 2007

Excuse the rampant bans, I've been cucked.


The BLT posted:

Sounds cool. OP, who is the author there are several books of the same title on amazon. TIA

Jeremy Black is the editor. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-World-H...ry+jeremy+black

redshirt
Aug 11, 2007

Excuse the rampant bans, I've been cucked.


Frostwerks posted:

floresiensis you chode

Why? Erectus controlled fire and is clearly number 1.

VendaGoat
Nov 1, 2005

I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT. NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY. NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified?


The entirety of human history: gently caress it, Fight it or Eat it.

Mulefisk
Sep 24, 2007

I am angry.
ANGRY ABOUT CITIES



1. no goatse, disappointed

2. what is darth vader doing in the last frame? tia

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David Copperfield
Mar 14, 2004


im david copperfield


Lawman 0 posted:

its cool how our ancestors were bbw fetishists

"Evidence of adequate foodstores" fetishists

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