posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 11:35 PM
Forgive me for being an uneducated slack-jawed gawker as history is made (or re-made in this case) but that's pretty much what the American education
system aims to produce, so here I am.
(Actually, it's a dirty secret, but there -ISN'T- an "American" education system. Each state runs a very different one of its own, even though
presedential candidates sometimes mention education as if it were a federal issue. I'm from the Californian education system- one of the lowest
quality facilities the worlds richest nation has to offer.)
ANYWAY- I didn't even know that anyone contended that we just magically developed industry at a rapid pace. There is a progression from the general
technique, to a tool that helps the technique, to a really big mechanical tool to do more of the technique (ie: factory equipment), to specialized
labor in factories, and then you may need a new boom in mining smelting and delivery if you want to take advantage of high production ability.
Everything builds on everything else- so why in the world would you start with the theory that it all happened at once?
Anyhow... wow i guess. You'd think that in the UK there would be good documentation of things as they appeared in history. I wonder if perhaps this
leads to a greater discovery still- for example that Britain stole some of the ideas from somebody else and tried to avoid recording it for
Forgive me if that is not a credible suggestion- I already gave my education disclaimer.