De volta ao Neandertal

Só o fosso temporal impede juntar à mania ambiental as outras duas quimeras modernas, a saber: a narrativa palestiniana e o mito Obâmico. Manifestações mórbidas de vitimização e ódio à modernidade, vista como barbárie medieval.

«About 40,000 years ago, a huge volcanic eruption west of what is now Naples, Italy, showered ash over much of central and Eastern Europe. Some researchers have suggested that this super-eruption, combined with a sharp cold spell that hit the Northern Hemisphere at the same time, created a “volcanic winter” that did in the Neandertals. But a new study of microscopic particles of volcanic glass left behind by the explosion concludes that the eruption happened after the Neandertals were already mostly gone, putting the blame for their extinction on competition with modern humans. Why the Neandertals disappeared is one of archaeology’s longest-running debates. Over the years, opinions have shifted back and forth between climate change, competition with modern humans, and combinations of the two. Earlier this year, the climate change contingent got a boost when a European team determined that the Italian eruption, known as the Campanian Ignimbrite, was two to three times larger than previous estimates. The researchers calculated that ash and chemical aerosols released into the atmosphere by the eruption cooled the Northern Hemisphere by as much as 2°C for up to 3 years. Modern humans entered Europe from Africa and possibly the Middle East around the time of the eruption and Neandertals’ demise, give or take several thousand years. The timing is critical. If Neandertals began disappearing before the eruption, it could not be responsible for their extinction; if their demise began at the same time or shortly afterward, the correlation with climate might still hold.»

O fanatismo tribal faz fé na ascensão das sociedades pré-agrárias, em fábulas pronto-a-vestir sustentadas na aparência de verdade, enraizada na fantasia, na invenção e na repetição. O Mito é recebido como realidade e narrativa.

 

 

 

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