you mentioned theories there about why civilizations first arose.
It really surprised me that you said that the Mesopotamian one is
an evidence to the ‘Challenge response’ theory.
But just a minute before that you spoke about good farmland and
easiness of cultivating. The very name ‘Fertile Crescent’ rings a bell, doesn’t it?
Do you emotionally like the ‘Challenge response’ theory?
Can you please provide any obvious evidence against that ‘prosperity’ theory? Any civilization that grew up in an unfavourable place?