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1929 British Labour toon exposing equality of sacrifice meme

As the depression-era cartoonist highlighted, the idea that there can be any equivalence in belt-tightening for rich and poor is a nonsense. Even if the different income groups were paying proportionate shares, or the wealthy were actually shouldering a heavier burden

Another variation

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:32 AM (17 replies)

200,000-750,000 Peking Man had hearths, spears, clothing and more

'Peking Man' Was Sophisticated & Meticulous About Clothing, Artifacts Suggest

"Peking Man," a human ancestor who lived in China between roughly 200,000 and 750,000 years ago, was a wood-working, fire-using, spear-hafting hominid who, mysteriously, liked to drill holes into objects for unknown reasons.

And, yes, these hominids, a form of Homo erectus, appear to have been quite meticulous about their clothing, using stone tools to soften and depress animal hides.

The new discoveries paint a picture of a human ancestor who was more sophisticated than previously believed. .Among their archaeological findings is a 300,000-year-old "activity floor" (as the scientists call it) containing what may be a hearth and fireplace, akin to a prehistoric living room. The team also found evidence through the use-wear analysis that Peking Man was working wood (which didn't preserve in the cave) with their stone tools, possibly to turn it into wooden tools.

Perhaps the strangest finding was evidence for "drilling." Shen explained they don't know what the hominids were drilling into, or why, but they were certainly engaging in it with their stone tools.


Then mankind did nothing new for hundreds of thousands of years until Göbekli Tepe.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:23 AM (6 replies)

The actual distance between earth & moon!

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:55 AM (14 replies)
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