Daily Archives: 18 May 2019

Takedown of Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs, and Steel”

It’s full of lies trying to show, as always, that Europe is nothing special.

backup link: https://invidio.us/watch?v=qvaxPH3ftUQ

* No references, beyond “read these books too.”

* No methodology for domesticatable animals. Ignoring many cases of domestication of Zebras, Bison, Llamas.

* Outright lies about the benefits of wheat. Ignores the superior calorie density of potatoes and corn. Outright lies about the supposed inappropriateness of early corn to other climates.

* Claims that rice and barley were only domesticated once.

* Lies about African Sorgum crops.

* Bantu expansion.

* and much more . . .