Monday, December 22, 2008

Modern archers in Kenya

The year in photographs has some pretty cool pictures in it, although I think at times they went a little overboard with the Obamarama.

The craziest one to me was picture #23 in part 1, which shows Maasai warriors in Western Kenya preparing to attack their enemies with bows and arrows. For some reason it makes armed conflict look even stupider than if the technology was top of the line.

As depressing as it is to look at the battle striken scenes in these pictures, it's important to remember Steven Pinker's point that the world is more peaceful today than it ever has been and realize that things could conceivably be much worse.