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I'm sorry for the misunderstanding and I never meant it to read that I was calling ATS members illiterate chimps. That's really not what I was saying at all. I thought readers would understand I was saying that any surviving humans would regress into illiterate chimps (go back to the stone-age) if all knowledge was lost, and that certain books and the ability to read could end up being the most powerful tool around. Didn't it read like that? I wasn't calling ATS folk chimps. You've taken my points away and gave me a big red warning sign, I was planning a purchase too. I'm a nice person. Perhaps you've read it wrong and over-reacted??
Originally posted by thelibra
PS: Your second post in the thread was removed for its blatant insult to the members of ATS. Just because people do not reply to your message in what you decide is a timely manner, does not make them "illiterate chimps"... that and it was a one-liner. However, as the subject of the thread itself is a good one, the thread remains.
Good choice, lol.
Originally posted by AGENT_T1 Fly Fishing by J R Hartley
Yes, whole series can count as one book methinks.
Originally posted by IonisedBecause I would be hungry:
Any 2 books that deal with gathering food from the wild, hunting, etc (Can the whole Foxfire series count?)
Great choice, would come in very handy. The owner of that could become a very powerful person. I can just picture folk going around saying " and this is called A WHEEL!" to an amazed crowd.lol.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne3. A manual on diesel engine construction and repair.
If it really happened I don't think most of the choices picked so far would be the ones saved, we're just having fun with the idea. The top five books is what the thread's about but if it really happened that the worst came to the worst we'd be looking at trying to save whole libraries. Maybe this type scenario has happened before, in our distant past? Maybe the keepers of the books are the Illuminati or similar? Wouldn't surprise me. The kind you've suggested are exactly what we'd be looking for. Need to come up with the best ones though. Anyone know the some good titles?
Originally posted by Snappahead
I'd go for the latest permaculture book by Bill Mollinson, some kind of comprehensive guide to plants (medicinal properties, etc.), a medical manual to deal with the most common kind of sickness and injuries, an engineering journal to learn how to build basic machines, pumps, firearms, etc, and probably a book about practical chemistry and physics if such a thing exists.
Apart from the first book, I really don't have any idea about actual titles - would be good if someone had some suggestions.
Originally posted by wigit
I thought readers would understand I was saying that any surviving humans would regress into illiterate chimps (go back to the stone-age) if all knowledge was lost, and that certain books and the ability to read could end up being the most powerful tool around. Didn't it read like that?