Talk:The dreadful algebra of necessity

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The article has not been written yet. I may, or someone else may, but I just tripped over a rerun of the final episode of M*A*S*H in which Capt. Pierce has a nervous breakdown as a result of his part in a Korean mother's smothering her baby to prevent its attracting enemy attention to a busload of people. The coincidence, as I make notes on Snuff, was quite startling. The dreadful algebra isn't confined to marginal cultures like the goblins, or ancient history. It only awaits a war or a plane crash, perhaps just a local economic downturn... --Old Dickens 04:26, 6 November 2011 (CET)

most interesting. Playing in the background here is a TV station showing re-runs of an archaeological dig where the bones of babies and infants have been discovered in a mutilated state. Speculation is that in a famine following a major earthquake, volcanic eruption and climate change, in this corner of the classical middle east, a remnant of a formerly highly civilized people survived by sinking into primitivism for a couple of hundred years. This involved, yes, selective cannibalism and eating their own young... so it isn't just you, and i do see the logic of your words.

When ready, somebody taking this on might want to use the notes on the Snuff:Annotations pages, both main and Talk? --AgProv 04:48, 6 November 2011 (CET)