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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.