[LMB] OT: Random?

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Mon Dec 27 23:56:36 GMT 2021


On Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 08:40:01AM -0500, WalterStuartBushell wrote:

> > exploration in human history.  I wonder how many Polynesian expeditions
> > ended up on the Pacific seafloor.

Maybe not that many.  Sail in good weather. And what I've heard was that
explorers would sail into the wind, so if they didn't find something
they'd have an easy ride back home.

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2014/10/polynesian-migration-mystery-solved/

isn't very detailed but mentions the theory of "climate windows" of
easier sailing.

> It was a matter of desperation rather. With population growth or resource depletion people got 
> there arose conflict for territory.

How do you know?

-xx- Damien X-)


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