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Eddie Nyagah

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If africa was not colonised,would we(africans) have this technology?

I ussually wonder if missionaries or colonialist never came to africa up to today,would i be herding in the bushes with no clothes?Would i have ever known what a mobile phone or internet is??Would i want to study so as to get a job???

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  • Apr 27 2013: Most people are ignorant of history; and I hope that you are not one of them.
    International trade and the diffussion of cultures, ideas, and technology did not start with colonisation.
    Neither has colonisation stopped it.
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    May 1 2013: In your imagined what if did slavers come? If you are asking what would have happened if the entire continent was avoided for some reason, then I think yes you would have the same things , I think that the continent of Africa has a great number of powerful nations historically and that trade and innovation as well a scientific thought and human progress in general occur where humans exist, not humans exposed to missionaries, not humans colonized by Europeans, humans.I was reading last night about the 100 most important scientific discoveries of all time and the first was counting, its existence as supported by an artifact came from Africa, as did the earliest "calculator" Stop asking yourself questions that demean yourself,
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    Apr 30 2013: Star Treks prime direct was to not intervene in a developing cultures trajectory.
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    Apr 27 2013: Innovation doesn't happen in societies burdened with traditions. Thinking outside the box in small conservative communities is not recommended.
    We owe what we have to places and times in Western history where new ideas were allowed to emerge. It's not about the size of the civilization, as the Christian dark ages has shown us.
  • Apr 27 2013: yes
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    Apr 27 2013: .
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    Very probably, Afriacans would not have this technology.
    (Can be happy validly)
    But, would not have the problems of human sustainablity and self-extinction, either.
    (Can not be happy validly)
    • Apr 27 2013: Oh yeah..your last paragraph.never thought of that