In the West a Tan is a sign of Affluence because it means that one has enough money to travel to exotic locals. In the East, a Tan is a sign of Poverty because it means one works outside performing manual labour. So what do you think?
Nobody says Summer people mess things up but in the grand scheme of things, Summer people want Winter lifestyles with all the technology and personal freedoms and Winter people want Summer culture for food and entertainment. Those aren't equal contributions to the development of a Modern Society.
so, are you claiming all the significant beneficial contributions from chinese culture are/were done by those from the north parts of china?
Ntikrst wrote:Not much of an incentive when some fire, a tent and warm blankets are enough, is it?
and can the same not be said of those surviving winter elsewhere?
Ntikrst wrote:Italy doesn't have gentler Winters because of all it's Mountain Regions inland, away from the coast. There's lots of Ski resorts in Italy and some areas get as cold as Canada in the Winter. That's the difference between them and Greece and why the Romans ultimately conquered them.
i could imagine the mountainous parts of northern europe receiving comparably severe winters as the mountainous parts of italy. however, the non-mountainous parts of northern europe should have worse winters than the non-mountainous parts of italy just because of physics and the latitudes we're talking about here.
Ntikrst wrote: There are no mysteries as I have just pointed out. Just your willingness to ignore and deliberately misconstrue my argument in order to protect your ego so it doesn't have to admit it has been victimized by the Progressive Socialist Indoctrination that's been in full swing since the 70's.
i'm not even sure how i'm supposed to respond to this!