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Originally posted by dontreally
I asked you a simple question. Look at the pace of development and thinking between 3500 BCE and 1700, and you sidestepped the question.
What do you think is meant by the "dark ages"? It was the turn away from the pagan science of Greek empirical philosophy. Where is your organic "continuation" from A to B? There was an interruption, a falling back. The sciences, and indeed, the world around man, didn't change very much for 5000 years of human history.
Until you recognize this, you'll just be engaging in a game of sophistry, simply because you refuse to concede.
What do you mean I keep "adjusting" the dates. I simply placed the date - 1840 - in the middle of the industrial revolution, where train tracks began connecting cities the world over.
But it's the 19th century in particular where the world 'takes off'. Look at how far we've come in a matter of 170 years since that date.
Again, I feel the need to remind you at this point that for 5000 years the world LOOKED the same. It took the 19th century to create substantial changes in appearance.