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  • Posted November 15, 2010

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    Not Born and Raised Equal in Front of the Apocalypse

    The DVD under review finds its inspiration from the best seller "Collapse," that Jarred Diamond released in 2005. The producers of this DVD project themselves to the 23rd century CE, reflecting on the Western lifestyle that led our contemporary society to its downfall. The producers enumerate, as the four horsemen of our upcoming apocalypse, unsustainable energy capture, depletion of fresh water resource beyond renewal, poor town-planning practices, and climate change. Unfortunately, the producers do not mention very clearly that geography, which is the key driver of why the West has ruled for most of the last sixteen millennia, continues to create "winners" and "losers," instead of only "losers." Ian Morris clearly shows in his newly released book "Why the West Rules for Now" that human societies have been unequal in their ability to adapt to the consequences of the forces that their social development unleashes. These forces are famine, disease, migration, and state collapse. When these forces are combined with climate change, they can make life very miserable for some human societies. The producers of this DVD implicitly acknowledge that there will be winners after their projected downfall. The featured archeologists in this production clearly belong to an advanced society that managed to deal successfully with our surmised apocalypse down the road.

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