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June 12, 2010

The most brilliant observation I ever stumbled across was an off-hand remark that Noam Chomsky made (see “The Chomsky Reader”) in an interview, to the effect that homo sapiens has only been on Earth for 200 million years but NEANDERTHAL was on Earth for a total of 400 MILLION years, and the sole political model during all that time was ANARCHY; namely wandering groups of hunter/food-gatherers loosely associated (if at all associated). Now the Neanderthal Genome has been fully established. Neanderthal had a gene closely associated with speech (Faith comes through hearing and hearing through The Word.) Prophet Samuel argued in favor of the Anarchist model when the people asked for a king so as to “be like other nations.” What are we to make of all these various facts?