Guns, Germs And Steel By Jared Diamond Essay

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The book Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond, starts off with Yali’s question about why some places are more developed and have more resources compared to others. The essence of this book is based on Diamond’s thesis he claimed: "History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples ' environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves"(Diamond 25). Diamond tries to explain the cultural development on few societies at different places in the world. One of the question he described most vividly is about “Why did wealth and power become distributed as they now are, rather than in some other way? For instance, why weren 't Native Americans, Africans, and Aboriginal Australians the ones who decimated, subjugated, or exterminated Europeans and Asians?”(Diamond 15). Meanwhile, I agree with McNeill’s criticism on how Diamond focused on making the “scientific” human history instead of how the world is reshaping and the physical changes of the environment. When the human first evolved, every continent environment was consistent, but because of the difference of the objective environment, throughout tens of thousands of years, different continents developed different environment. Diamond states, “It 's easy to recognize two reasons why my impression that New Guineans are smarter than Westerners may be correct. First, Europeans have for thousands of years been living in densely populated societies with central…

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