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 Jared Diamond began as a dark mad science experiment by [[offtopic:​Doctor What]] to create a hybrid clone of [[offtopic:​Jared]] and [[offtopic:​Diamond]],​ thus combining the ability to create great dystopian TLs with the ability to illustrate them with great maps. Predictably the machine backfired and instead produced a social historian who wrote works such as "Guns, Germs and Steel" and "​Collapse",​ looking at the history of civilisation. Jared Diamond began as a dark mad science experiment by [[offtopic:​Doctor What]] to create a hybrid clone of [[offtopic:​Jared]] and [[offtopic:​Diamond]],​ thus combining the ability to create great dystopian TLs with the ability to illustrate them with great maps. Predictably the machine backfired and instead produced a social historian who wrote works such as "Guns, Germs and Steel" and "​Collapse",​ looking at the history of civilisation.
  
-Diamond'​s proposals for why Europe and the West dominated world history after the 1500s are popular on the board, although not universally accepted. A creator of alternate geographical Earths on the website [[World Dream Bank]] devised a tilted Earth called Jaredia to deliberately exemplify all the characteristics Diamond considered to favour civilisation. Later, [[offtopic:​Max Sinister]] used a map of this world to develop an eponymous scenario based on that idea.  Predictably,​ said timeline is proceeding more slowly than hoped.+Diamond'​s proposals for why Europe and the West dominated world history after the 1500s are popular on the board, although not universally accepted. A creator of alternate geographical Earths on the website [[offtopic:World Dream Bank]] devised a tilted Earth called Jaredia to deliberately exemplify all the characteristics Diamond considered to favour civilisation. Later, [[offtopic:​Max Sinister]] used a map of this world to develop ​[[timelines:​Jaredia|an eponymous scenario]] based on that idea.  Predictably,​ said timeline is proceeding more slowly than hoped.
  
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