Old Nan Posted April 23, 2010 Share Posted April 23, 2010 And in any case, that doesn't justify the situation of humanity in the Malazan world. Perhaps it explains the plight of the Jaghut and the Tiste, but Malazan humans explicitly evolved; the Imass and the Eres precursors are shown to have extremely primitive technology. Somewhere between their time and the First Empire, humanity reached a technological state very close to that of the modern Malazans and Darujhistani (minus the Moranth munitions and the Malazan swordsmithing techniques of Richard RahlBarathol Mekhar), and soon thereafter spread to cover the entire planet.And then nothing more happened for 150,000 years, barring perhaps whatever Kallor's people came up with a hundred thousand years before the story.You can accept an Eddings-style story where a people leaps fully formed into existence from the mind of their god, and a Jordan-style world where civilization has been overrun and destroyed, but that's a very different thing from an evolutionary, technologically innovative world where all progress grinds to a halt basically forever. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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