The Longest Now

Lackaff on the enormity of 15c mesoamerican destruction
Sunday September 07th 2008, 8:50 pm
Filed under: chain-gang,null,Too weird for fiction

I ran across Lackaff‘s pithy blog again tonight, and was touched by this quote about the enormity of our species’s loss after the destruction of mesoamerican civilization.

I also discovered a good alternate use to my next-door-street‘s name.

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Hi SJ, somehow just ran across your blog, via Jon Phillips.

Anyway, I was also fairly stunned to begin to understand the loss after reading 1491. I am still struck by the correspondence of Adam Smith’s famous hypothetical about China disappearing (from his Theory of Moral Sentiments) and the reality of the essential disappearance of western hemisphere civilization two centuries before he wrote, blogged about it at

Comment by Mike Linksvayer 09.25.08 @ 2:16 pm

Mike, that’s an excellent post; thank you for adding a link to it.

Comment by metasj 09.26.08 @ 9:59 am

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