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Chris -- 2015-05-30
The differences between these men and the ancient farming woman speak of a “profound migratory episode” in the 1,000 years between their lifetimes [...] Cro-Magnum Man has been found to have been in Europe well
The pendulum has swung from the Cro-Magnum ethic of “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche” to the pathetic Wild Men who sit around beating drums and bitching about their fathers.
I can’t help it if you’re Cro-Magnum Man when it comes to tech.
Cro-magnum man found in West France People throughout Asia, Australia First engravings (Venus of Willendorf, Austria). 30,000 BC, Bones in west Europe
I guess “Magnum” has cool masculine connotations (firearms, Magnum P.I. ?), and Cro-Magnon Man is somehow cooler than Neanderthal Man and other fourbares. Or something like that.
There were hits for pro magnum and crow magnum but all I saw looked purposeful; maybe some aren’t, but I didn’t have time to sift through to look for them.
Last edited by DavidTuggy (2017-07-31 21:54:33)
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .