The Myth Of The Natural Man

Loinel Tiger reflects on the early human fossil research unveiled a few weeks ago:

[T]here has long been the view that Natural Man--aboriginal folks of virtually everywhere--lived in perfect harmony with their environments, moved in ecological whispers, and killed only on what they ate. But we have long known about the massacres of the fauna of North America that occurred before those over-civilized Europeans came along. Did bison herds dwindle from millions to a few thousands by committing suicide? We also recently learned that on the coasts, too, there was irrationally exuberant overexploitation of marine resources. Sentiment is for Hallmark, not the analysis of the universe.