posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 11:00 AM
Frederic Wolfe, a scholar of german higher criticism, in his "Homeric Problem" text, declared that all ancient greek texts were fabrications because,
he said, they couldn't write during the time their texts were said to be written. As a result of Wolfe's text, ancient greek annals, histories and
epics, were tossed out for being historically invalid, and thus began the enlightenment period. (it had a snowball effect) Turned out he was wrong,
something that wasn't discovered till the advent of the science known today as archaeology, some 40 years later.
In the meantime, university students were encouraged to pour over ancient texts and see if they too could find evidence such as Wolfe had. The
entirety of ancient history was put up to the magnifying glass of unsupported criticisms. Without the lynch pin that is ancient greek writings, texts
that relied on grecian interaction to support their references, faced similar fates. Soon the entire ancient world was tossed in the trash bin. 40
years later, they discovered Wolfe was wrong, and when confronted with this evidence, they refused to correct the error in their own new histories on
the ancient greeks. instead they asked if it would be better to go back to believing in fairies, which of course was not the argument at all.
They also insisted that ancient Troy never existed. That the land of Shinar never existed. That there was no ancient texts that supported the flood
story in the bible nor any of the other people, places or events. When Ancient Sumer and Akkad were dug up and the old writings started to come to
light, it seemed as if the biblical accounts were supported by other texts. Their response to this factoid? They called the biblical authors,
plagiarists and ignored the accumulating historical evidence for a real flood (although not global, definitely along water ways of the mediterranean,
atlantic, persian gulf, etc.).
The issue is one of extremes. They insist on taking a hard line position all the way to one side -- that of refusing to acknowledge the historical
accuracy of anything older than 300 years ago.
edit on 6-9-2011 by undo because: (no reason given)