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It is easy to concentrate the mind on external objects. To rule the Louvre, you're not just going to need great art - you're going to need great relics, too, and this ties into another of Brave New World's major overhauls: archaeology. "Up until now, that was the one tech in the tech tree that could put you to sleep," laughs Beach. "It didn't really do much for you. Such is the power of thought that sweet is experienced as bitter and vice versa by intense thought.

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[585] � Studies of w arfare have shown that absolute population density has little influence on how warlike societies are. [586] � However, the proper way to analyze population density and conflict is probably not in absolute terms, but relative terms.� Hunter-gatherer bands slaughtered each other over access to resources such as waterholes, stone quarries, and salt deposits. [587] � Ancient states of the Fertile Crescent and Mediterranean fought over access to forests, arable lands, and low-energy transportation lanes (usually waterways), and no informed observer thinks that the USA would have invaded Iraq in 2003, after more than a decade of genocidal economic sanctions and helping to bankrupt its own economy by hosting a huge military presence in that region, if the USA was sitting atop enough high- EROI oil to power its economy for centuries.� It is the relative abundance of resources that supports a people�s means of production that largely determines how warlike they are going to be.� Scarcity leads to violence, whether it is a gang of chimps looking for a neighbor to murder or history�s richest and most powerful nation invading peoples half a planet away to steal their energy resources.� Some nonliterate societies do not engage in warfare.� They are a vanishingly small proportion of the world�s native societies, but almost without exception, they are not warlike because they are geographically isolated.� T he most important variable in predicting a society�s level of internal and external violence is male dominance.� Monkeys are matrilocal (matrilineal), and males leave their society of birth to mate, gorillas and chimps are patrilocal (patrilineal), where females leave their natal society to mate, and humans have both kinds of pre-state societies, along with some minor variations .� Patrilocal societies are run by gangs of related men, are by far the most violent, engage in the most warfare, and women are subjected to the most violence.� Patrilocal societies can also have harems or many �wives� for the alpha males. 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