Re: [Fwd: Age of universe]

John W. Burgeson (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 10:40:09 -0700

Glenn wrote: "So why didn't Papua New Guineans learn to write 4-5000
years ago? The invention of writing requires certain needs."

Maybe a better example would be Native Americans, who did not invent
either writing or the wheel -- they developed a culture which had no
particular need of them.