Jared Diamond, author of The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?, is interviewed by Sarah Hrdy, a primatologist and evolutionary theorist and the author of Mothers and Others.
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After the taping of Great Conversations, the audience is invited to ask questions of the author. KET presents these after-the-show segments as online exclusives.
- What will be the effect of global warming on the societies of New Guinea? (1:30)
- What is the benefit to the people of New Guinea from the visits and studies by Western anthropologists? (1:36)
- How does the teaching of risk differ between tribal societies and Western societies? (1:22)
- Did you come across any cannibalism in your studies? (1:58)
- What can be learned from traditional societies in managing environmental resources? (1:16)
- What was the attitude towards homosexuality among the tribes of New Guinea? (1:40)
- What was the role of geography in the differences of development between Europe and the Far East Asian countries? (2:35)
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