Friday, July 12, 2013

Overheard at Table 3: Maya and the Wheel

Steingold: Yeah, but the Maya never invented the wheel.

Feinstein: They didn't NEED the wheel, they were in the jungle!   "Over the river and through the trees" up and down, up and down . . . you can't USE a wheel in the jungle.   The reason why the wheel was such a great invention for the Near East and Europe is because there were plains, there was gently sloping hills, there were vast areas that could be covered by carts.    Don't give me the "wheel" excuse: the Maya were doing brain surgery while Europeans were still living in caves going "wow!  we make fire!  we eat good!"

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