Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Thoughts about 1491

I have been reading 1491 for about a week now on my lunch breaks. It is an interesting book, the main thesis is that the population of the Americas was decimated by diseases that were brought by the Europeans. Further, there were thriving civilizations here long before most textbooks allow which had learned to work with nature and manipulate their environment. Fascinating, and, to my view, sustainable thesis with ramifications for how we act as good stewards of God's creation.

Now the question is, how do we apply this? Or do we simply add it to our mass of knowledge with no practical application?

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