It's perfectly logical and not at all a non sequitur. The point is the
obvious one that lasting for millenia without something does not mean
that no one needs it or can make use of it now, or that having it is not
an improvement. I would have been dead several times over if there were
no antibiotics, so I'm very glad they exist, even if humans lived for
millenia (much shorter lives) without them.
Or, very sophisticated societies have lasted for millenia through herbal
remedies. What is this unholy worship of antibiotics anyway?
It's called an analogy.
Have you read Eavan Boland's poem to antibiotics, by the way? It's
Merry Christmas to you too.
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Now there's a beautiful non-sequitur if I ever saw one.
Merry Christmas to you too, Nancy.
Nancy Gish wrote:
>They lasted for millenia without antibiotics, automobiles, or
>also. So? Are you suggesting a return to medieval peasant society?
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>Very sophisticated societies have lasted for millenia through oral
>culture. What is this unholy worship of writing, anyway?
>Life is too short, and I have a nice roast beef sandwich to eat.