Re: history questions: meat, siberian land bridge, horses in the Americas

Ethan Vishniac (
13 Dec 1996 22:07:24 GMT

Tuohy <> wrote:

>I'll repeat it,The Ages of Man,its a history book.

Thanks. Would I be correct in assuming that it's some sort
of secondary source, a composite of what its author took to
be the scientific consensus?

I ask because this is true of most high school texts, and even
the best contain errors of fact (or outdated information, which
comes to the same thing).

>a human was at one time a vegatrian....

You're still not being very clear. If you mean that our species
was at one time vegetarian, this is factually wrong. Human toolkits
include hunting weapons and debris piles from human settlements
include bones. If you don't mean that, you need to say what
you mean.

"Quis tamen tale studium, quo ad primam omnium rerum causam evehimur,
tamquam inutile aut contemnendum detractare ac deprimere ausit?"-Bridel

Ethan T. Vishniac --->
Dept. of Astronomy also Associate Professor of Astrophysiology
The University of Texas G.G. Simpson Hereditable Chair of Evilution
Austin, Texas, 78712 University of Ediacara `Knowledge, Wisdom, Beer'