While I admire Alan Muskat ’90 for his resourcefulness and his desire to experience the world around him (Princetonians, Sept. 13), his final quote in the article strikes me as quite silly and idealistic. While there is currently no “battleground for limited resources” among foragers, what does he think would happen if we stopped farming and ranching and everyone turned to foraging? Does he really think there is enough out there to sustain the enormous number of people we have living on this planet? I recommend he read Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari.
In Response to: Alan Muskat ’90: The Philosoforager