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Re: War & the Noble Savage - by 'Gyrus'
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Yes, so I see. Think I've put buying it on the long finger though, listened to his talk based on the book and it's dampened my optimism that he might restore some of the old romanticism about prehistoric peacefulness. Unless he's keeping some extraordinarily powerful arguments and evidence up his sleeve for the book it seems the arguments are fairly poor.

Shame really since his reviews of Pinker's and Keeley's books seemed insightful and balanced with an openess to challenging of prior held beliefs so it seemed to me that writing a book to 'debunk' their debunking of the noble savage would reveal fatal flaws in the logic, data and interpretation. Instead it seems to be a goal post shifting exercise.

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Posted by CianMcLiam
11th November 2009ce

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