Open thread Jan. 6. 2014 Dan Crawford | January 6, 2015 5:55 am Comments (4) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Would you agree with the above and how to answer his last paragraph.
And this one also.
here is another one.
Anybody ever seriously consider reducing the population of big wild animals in Africa — seriously? I’m a New Yorker so what do I know. But millions of large beasts must us up a lot of resources that could be used by exceptionally poor people. The idea of encountering hyenas on a walk through town at night may deter foreign investors in factories, etc. The American Midwest doesn’t need 60 million buffalo running loose; that’s for sure. Just a crazy thought.
“Ukara has a few major advantages over the surrounding mainland of Africa: no tsetse flies to spread sleeping sickness. No lions and no elephants, either, to compete with humans. Life (and death) is presumably less random than on the African mainland, so hard work and investment pay off more reliably.
“Life on Ukara sounds rather like life in a poor Southeast Asian peasant society rather than in most of Africa.”