Re: Alex's Gibbon-like CA

J. Moore (
Fri, 17 Nov 95 16:18:00 -0500

PV> (Are pre literate hunter gatherers far sighted enough to observe
PV> changes in climate and move in response to them? Probably not.
PV> <snip>
PV> This doesn't preclude the possibility of climate having an
PV> effect on the distribution of a population, and advancing
PV> glaciers are a good way to herd meandering h-g's in a uniform
PV> direction.
PV> <== faster % Pete Vincent

What they'd observe is the food being better "over there", and
that's where they'd be more likely to go. Over time, this would,
as you point out, change the population distribution, and it would
certainly be in response to climate. (Paul's insistence that they
would apparently be planning ahead some thousands of years and go
"when the weather is good" is just a step or two short of stupid. ;-)

Jim Moore (

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