[LMB] OT: Random?
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Mon Dec 27 13:40:01 GMT 2021
> On Dec 27, 2021, at 5:36 AM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting. I'll look into that. I find the Polynesian exploration of the
> Pacific Ocean to be the most fascinating and courageous adventure of
> exploration in human history. I wonder how many Polynesian expeditions
> ended up on the Pacific seafloor.
It was a matter of desperation rather. With population growth or resource depletion people got
there arose conflict for territory.
Well the way I heard it was after a war over territory, the defeated could usually
get permission to take their women and pigs and head out to sea. Sometimes they
got lucky and found a new home.
They were master navigators and could detect land from long distance by wave patterns
This was in the plot of _Hawaii_ by Mitchner (1986). How I remember the author’s name
after all those years, I don’t know.
Mitchner had the group see a volcanic eruption on the Big Island. Imagine the relief of
a crew where at least the men new the score
Micthner followed a group forced out of home and discovered and settled Hawaii.
And also in Jared Diamond’s study of Polynesia.
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
- Attributed to Plato
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