"As hunter-gatherers we were brilliant scientists, but we were nodes locked in a complex network we had little to no say in. And so we warped and mutilated our world with fire and countless other inventions, trying to have as big of an impact as we could, to extend our reach beyond our arms. [...] Cambrian explosions of the meme, even while we warped the land to collapse diversity of the gene."

- @rechelon William Gillis' review of James C Scott's Against the Grain

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