walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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One More Reason to Despise Jared Diamond

http://peakoildebunked.blogspot.com/2006/02/249-eco-collapse-of-easter-island-is.html

Buried in here is a link to a paper by Dr. Benny Peiser. I have no mortal clue if any of this is true, but it certainly sounds about right.

_Guns, Germs & Steel_ struck me at the time as right on the squidgy edge of being racist. I'm not thinking it wasn't on the squidgy edge at all -- it dived right in and swam with the bad guys. I had a lot of issues with _Collapse_, more so after I tracked back through some of his sources/influences (Tainter, notably).

ETA: Peiser has issues.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Benny_Peiser

ETAYA: Here are the people who are actually studying Rapa Nui:

http://www.islandheritage.org/rnj.html
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