How can we rename the concepts illustrated in Guns, Germs, and Steel (which are proximate causes) to better reflect the importance of ultimate causes?
Instead of GGS (guns, germs, steel),
Think of GAA:
- Jared Diamond’s film: Guns, Germs, and Steel
- Mr. Bolos' presentation on proximate vs. ultimate factors
- Various class notes (posted on the blog and taken by you in class)
- Class presentations
Based on the sources above, construct a 1-2 page essay that answers the following question:
Why were the European explorers both able to cross the ocean and defeat the Native Americans (and not the other way around)? Consider both proximate and ultimate factors.