A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy, Far, Far Away.... (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 7 Apr 2000 12:21:35 -0400
>oh god, don't get me started on this...I can not BELIEVE the ancients of
>were able to create Pyramids and other wonders. Well I do believe that,
>do not believe is, and this appears to be a global thing, from the
>ages/feudal age (forgive me I am not well versed in history or correct
>terminology of respective eras), technological advancement like *almost*
>for 1000 years. Why has this happened? I believe it to be the powers
>(religious leaders, emperors/kings) discouraged advancement in
Actually, the era, known as the Dark Ages for this reason, is full of
At one end of the spectrum, you have the technological backslide caused
the destruction of Rome and the burning of the Library in Alexandria,
the other end of the extreme, you have the preservation of "Approved"
by the Roman Catholic Church. While many historians credit the Church
the preservation of a lot of information and knowledge, there is also the
fact that any discoveries that the Church didn't approve of were
actively seeked out and destroyed.
So what you end up with is the philosophies of Aristotle and Principles
Geometry and Trigonometry being taught, while astronomy, cleanliness, and
proper medical procedures are suppressed.
-- Linwood Foster, The_Sentinel@Gundam.Com 3 of 10, Rec.Games.Mecha Moderation Team 10th Lyran Guards, The Revenants. http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/1315
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