Sunday, March 20, 2005
The Palestinian region is one of the few arable remnants, east of Egypt, of the ancient fertile crescent that began at the Nile and ended at once-Edenic southern Mesopotamia (now the Shi'ia heartland of Iraq). The Mediterranean cradle of Western civilizationso pollinated by Asian civilization (but more adaptable than Asia's adaptability to European early modernity)left its primordial crossroads behind via seafaring estates that favored the wandering adventurer over the feudal estate (be it Asian, Arab, or Germanic). Life on the move (experiencing environmental diversity) advantages the social evolution of adaptability better than life that isnt on the move.
-- 12:59 AM