Plant and Animal Domestication. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel. Why Farm?. Hunting and gathering can supply a day’s calories with a couple of hours’ work Many early farmers less well off than hunter-gatherers Line between hunter-gatherers and farmers is fuzzy
Changes in Reproduction
Annuals favored: would evolve more quickly under artificial selection
Why the Link?
Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
--Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Lots of things have to work for success. Failure in any one means failure of it all.
Humans create an environment