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Wonder Woman Lives On!
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I was going to write a long and thinky post last week on the photographs that were in the newspaper of an undiscovered tribe on the Brazil/Peru border. But, I got distracted by an 'ultimate' A-Team DVD. (I know, I am easily distracted by shiny things.)

Anyway, did anyone else see/read about the undiscovered tribe? If you didn't, I suggest googling for it. It's an amazing story.I find it utterly fascinating that in today's world it's still possible for not just one entire tribe but a possible 100 - 500 tribes to be roaming the earth without contact with technologically advanced humans. I just... wow.

Two things about this has had my head spinning though. One is serious, the other... not so much.

Thing the First: The gentleman talking about the Undiscovered Tribe in the newspaper is the Expert on Brazilian Undiscovered Tribes.

Expert.
Undiscovered.

Not two words you'd see next to each other often, I'd wager. But the article was in places hilarious. The expert was basically saying, "We have no idea what they eat, though when we did a fly over we think we saw a garden of some sorts. We have no idea how they hunt, though they did try to shoot the helicopter down with spears. We have no idea of their culture. We're not even sure how many are they. We just know they are. Maybe."

I could totally be an expert on something undiscovered.

On a serious note, they did the fly-by (and how much do you think that would have freaked the tribes people out??) to ensure that they were still alive. Due to logging and stuff there's a chance they'll one day be murdered/killed by us. (Us being, the rest of the world.) There was a photo of three tribes people, one with his/her skin painted in the most amazing red - experts had no idea why they would paint themselves that colour in a rain forest area, or even what they would use for the dye/paint. And they were all looking at the helicopter, brandishing weapons. Truly freaking amazing.

And the other thing which has been running through my mind ever since, and when I bought it up with a friend she thought I was odd. This is not so serious. The expert mentioned that these tribes can be found (or in this case, left undiscovered. For the good of the tribes. Which I heartily applaud) in remote parts of Brazil, Peru, Indonesia and China. (I may be wrong about Chine though. I know there were four countries he mentioned. The first three are correct. Maybe Malaysia?)

This means, if you're willing to believe like I am, that the story of Wonder Woman is still - slightly - possible.

I really wish I wasn't ending this post on that note, as the real story is just.... wonderful and amazing.
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On a serious note, they did the fly-by (and how much do you think that would have freaked the tribes people out??)

In one of the photos I saw, they were pointing their bows at the plane, and all I could think was that they may as well have been being visited by aliens in a U.F.O.

I was reading another article today (thank whoever that my workplace keeps newpapers around for over a week.) and the expert mentioned that there has been some contact with these tribes in the past; after the Tsunami there was a helicopter doing a lfy-over to check out damage, and a tribe in PNG fired arrows at it, narrowly missing the pilot. Also, some fishermen (somewhere else) were illegally fishing for lobster. They went missing and later they were found buried next to their boat.

So the tribes know others are out there, but it seems to the experts that their ansectors had bad experiences, and so they want to keep strangers away, and will do so with violence.

But yeah, I can see any motorised airbourne contraption would be thought of as alien.

I, too, saw the pics and read the article. It's truly amazing to me to think there's people in this world that know nothing of the history or present of the modern world. I wish luck to the folks trying to keep them uncontacted.

This means, if you're willing to believe like I am, that the story of Wonder Woman is still - slightly - possible.

Hee! One of my first thoughts was, "ooh, wouldn't Daniel Jackson be all over this story!" ::g::

It's truly amazing to me to think there's people in this world that know nothing of the history or present of the modern world.

I know. It's really hard to wrap your head around the idea of people not having any idea of the rest of the world. It also makes you really think about how we need to take better care of the planet, since there is so much more to the earth than what we know.

Hee! One of my first thoughts was, "ooh, wouldn't Daniel Jackson be all over this story!" ::g:: :g: He'd be torn I think. On whether to keep going through the Stargate, or whether to study these guys. and, since they're in Peru they'd be a link of sorts to his grandfather. Hmm, fandom is everywhere.

It also makes you really think about how we need to take better care of the planet, since there is so much more to the earth than what we know.

Definitely. When you contemplate all that may have been lost just by the deforestation of the rainforests alone... We are a sadly shortsighted species.

He'd be torn I think. On whether to keep going through the Stargate, or whether to study these guys. and, since they're in Peru they'd be a link of sorts to his grandfather.

Yep, and sometimes I wonder if Daniel misses the opportunity to just study the mysteries still here on Earth. Someone should write a fic! ::g::

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