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stone age didn't end for lack of stone

‘‘The Stone Age didn’t end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.’‘

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This is a quote of Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani from NYTimes article The Breaking Point.
Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani was the Saudi oil minister during the 1970's..
Posted at 8:10pm on 31 August 2005.

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  1. Hasan

    The stone age did end for lack of stone—in some places. Mespotamia (Iraq) was famous for having little stone available, and that is where humans first moved away from using stone tools and invented copper tools. From Sumer the tech spread to Egypt, the Indus valley and other places.

    So the one place on earth where there was not enough stone, had to move forward and invent a whole new technology to keep up.

    Fast forward to the 1970s, Denmark, a country which imported 80% of its oil, was forced to invest in windmills after the oil shocks. From there the tech has spread to the rest of Europe.

    commented Sun 29 Jul 2007, 09:24:01 PM :: link
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