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Two different statements arriving at an unrelated and unsubstantiated conclusion. A does not equal B.

You begin by assuming, despite all historical evidence to the contrary, that our form of civilization is all that there is or ever will be. If it weren't here, we would have a different system, and there is no reason to believe that the internet would not be part of that system since it is already present throughout the world.

Furthermore, allow me to point out that our presence on this internet is more proof of lack of civilization, than proof that there is. There is nothing at all "civilized" about our actions.
Gosh what a ludicrous statement. Without some form of civilization there would be no technology and no internet.

In hunter gatherer societies the women bear all the travail. They have to endure child birth with no real medical assistance, bring up the kids, suffer the trauma of infant mortality, gather about 85% of the food, prepare and cook it etc etc. Not a problem methinks for some of the misogynists around here.
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In hunter gatherer societies the women bear all the travail. They have to endure child birth with no real medical assistance, bring up the kids, suffer the trauma of infant mortality, gather about 85% of the food, prepare and cook it etc etc. Not a problem methinks for some of the misogynists around here.
Sounds like an excellent plan... give 'em less time to carp, criticise, nag and moan at us!

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Two different statements arriving at an unrelated and unsubstantiated conclusion. A does not equal B.

You begin by assuming, despite all historical evidence to the contrary, that our form of civilization is all that there is or ever will be. If it weren't here, we would have a different system, and there is no reason to believe that the internet would not be part of that system since it is already present throughout the world.

Furthermore, allow me to point out that our presence on this internet is more proof of lack of civilization, than proof that there is. There is nothing at all "civilized" about our actions.
Civilization is, more or less, the total sum of the accumulated knowledge of mankind(it's our hive mind)...and all technology is based on that. It doesn't matter if our is the one that will be since it is the one that is.
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