posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 09:59 PM
Originally posted by ghostsoldier
Interesting concept - I wish to subscribe to your newsletter ...
If I had any motivation.......I suffer from a distinct disorder that proclaims itself whenever I want to truly go all out and post the cliffnotes to a
As for The Library of Alexandria, I believe that a couple of thousands of years humans have been thinking some pretty advanced thought...we understood
many concepts that have only recently been 'discovered' Furthremore, if I can't say that they were understood, then I can say that they were being
experimented with in every which way.
Lack of a fast transmission of ideas is the obvious way to explain the universal awareness of things like the Antikytheria Device and the Baghdad
Battery.......there is no way anyone is going to convince me that people weren't experimenting the crap out of these things and trying to determine
various other things......Egyptians were drilling holes in people's heads and Ancient Indians were finding corrolations between personality traits
and the sections of the brain......alot of sciences really just take a sound mind and motivation.
Application, especially on a global societal basis, is what people equate with advancement. And maybe it is. To be comfortable enough to allow
'foriegners' to not only co-exist, but to share ideas and pleasures is an advancement in and of itself. If we are going to take a look at
societies, then we may as well include social hierarchies as a valid concept. Remember, Democracy is a relatively new societal implementation. The
idea that all men are equal is a new purveyance throughout the masses. Back in the day, people were well aware that there was a royal bloodline and
it was understood who did what. The blacksmith taught his son to be a blacksmith, the King gave his son the crown. Much credence was given to
familial recognizance. I would therefore contend that scholars beget scholars in the context of their time. And even if there were 'leakages' of
information, the fact that the majority of people didn't understand anything beyond their daily routines helped to limit the effective expression of
There is a reason why the Catholics have prominence throughout history.
I could go on and on, but I lack direction and organization. Suffice to say that when taking a look at the past and the evolution of technologies,
you really need to research sociology, because then you have a distinct view of the social roles expected of certain individuals. Conspiracy has
become a dirty word in today's society, but I believe that is only because people at some point in time discovered the role of peer pressure in a
society........bread and circus is a fairly old phrase and it's very simplicity suggests that there exists some reasoning behind it....remember that
slang is the combining of ideas, words and concepts to produce a more efficient expression....contractions are a good example of this and it would
appear that some etymology is a good avenue for discernemnt.
Sorry for the brief hijacking.......like I said, if only I had some motivation....and maybe some organization
[edit on 4-8-2005 by MemoryShock]