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Comment Re:Yes. Bravo. (Score 1) 338

Scavenging is mostly gone with agricultural revolution thousands of years ago. And in my part of world villagers were actually destroying roads so they would be left alone by turks. Imagine, they did not starve to death, nor did they ate sewage even tho there was no sewage system at the time. So, no. Roads, and sewage systems are far from necessity by your logic.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead