Science and Technology : This is what it looks like when Society collapses

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    This is what it looks like when Society collapses



    Before society collapses, it slows down.

    That's the conclusion of a study published on Monday in the journal PNAS. A team of researchers examined the archaeological record that Neolithic European — that is, between 3,000 and 10,000 years — societies left in the years before several different collapses ...


    http://www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-society-collapses-2016-8?yptr=yahoo&ref=yfp?r=UK&IR=T

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    Good article, Clyde!
    This part: "...
    "critical slowing down" is a reliable early warning signal of a society on the edge of going bust. A society that can't bounce back from a bad winter, a war, or a crop failure, for instance, faces such a slow down.
    Sean Downey, a University of Maryland anthropologist and a researcher on the study, said that to understand what it means for a society to slow down, you should imagine a rainforest.
    A healthy rainforest can weather a hurricane pretty easily. Flood waters might kill some animals and high winds might knock over huge swaths of trees. But in short order the forest will repair itself, filling in the gaps left by the storm.
    But as the forest slows down, it becomes less robust. The clearings left after one storm might still be partially empty when the next one hits, leaving even greater devastation. Too many major storms in a row would threaten the entire ecosystem."
    Does it sound like Black communities?
     
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    Thank you for that oldsoul, glad you enjoyed it.

    For years now, I've been saying: "America is the fall before Rome."

    As Downey suggests, all great societies, including this one, will fall, sooner or later. But interestingly, the Black community is darn near weatherproof and bulletproof because of our survival tactics, thank God.


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