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    confirm firmly their mortality

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    Pygmies are, in Turnbull’s words, “gentle hunters” who never show “any
    expression of joy, nor even of pleasure” when they make a catch. They never kill more than they need for one day, since “To kill more than is absolutely necessary would be to heighten the consequences of that original sin and confirm even more firmly their own mortality.”

    Does it mean that by killing they would become even more mortal? Sounds strange.

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    Re: confirm firmly their mortality

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Pygmies are, in Turnbull’s words, “gentle hunters” who never show “any
    expression of joy, nor even of pleasure” when they make a catch. They never kill more than they need for one day, since “To kill more than is absolutely necessary would be to heighten the consequences of that original sin and confirm even more firmly their own mortality.”

    Does it mean that by killing they would become even more mortal? Sounds strange.
    No, it means that by killing they become more aware of being mortal.

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