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Does Gathering Make Us Human?

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I went to the talks by Professors Stange and Dizard, and I must say I was appalled by the lack of awareness of historical relativism captured in the ironic term “fair chase.”

I would like the professor to identify the time point in the development of hunting technology where there as a shift from “the animal has an advantage” to “this is now a fair chase.” I would submit, from the animal’s perspective, it was about the time that guns were invented.

Substitute the word “gathering” for “hunting” in any of these writings and you will see how silly this romanticized appeal to an act necessary to recapture our humanity sounds.

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