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It's man's (sorry-- peoples') nature to want to create some thing that says who he was, where he was and why he/she was. We can't escape it. Whether he paint's a masterpiece or all she does is pile some rocks on the ground in a pattern. We have to leave something on this earth. This is paraphrased from an old 18th century sailor's journal who was explaining his desire to decorate whale teeth as in Scrimshaw (Whalebone etching/carving).