Saturday, August 8, 2009

First Contact on 2012


First contact (anthropology)
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First contact is a term describing the first meeting of two cultures previously unaware of one another. One notable example of first contact is that between the Spanish and the Arawak (and ultimately all of the Americas) in 1492.

Such contact is sometimes described later by one group or the other as a "discovery", particularly by the more developed society. In addition it is generally the more advanced society that is able to travel to a new geographic region to discover and make contact with the generally more isolated, less developed society, leading to this frame of reference. However, some object to the application of such a word to human beings, which is why "first contact" is generally preferred. The use of the term "discovery" tends to occur more in reference to geography than cultures; for an example of a common discovery debate, see Discoverer of the Americas

2012 Terra:

May be December 21, 2012 is not the end of the world but the end of the world as we know it. Think about the arrival of the first Europeans to the Americas and how the lives of those Native Americans were changed forever from that point on.

We are on a collision course for something big to happen? The signs are all around us. It is inevitable and will come. All we have to do is open our eyes and our minds.

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