Last edited by Sherman123; 10-11-13 at 12:45 AM.
Contention about the discoveries in the Modern Times??
The data gathered in the 1500s..Either moons go around Jupiter or they don't//
You know where Galileo ended up..and Newton threw away his masterpiece on Calculus..
Today he could just have used a zip drive..Imagine..
Imagine where we would be without glasses, with lenses and their many critical discoveries in the 1700s, which I like to call the century of Biology.
Last edited by NIMBY; 10-11-13 at 12:31 AM.
Chemists Have Solutions .
Like I said though, it hasn't worked out so well for a lot of other more "primitive" cultures around the world that managed to get ahold of Western technology without also picking up Western values.
Take the Saudis, for instance. At the heart of the matter, they're really nothing more than bloodthirsty nomads. They simply happen to have won the geographic lottery in that the desert they're living in holds most of the world's oil.
This reality shows through in their laws and civil behavior even in spite of all the glitz and glamor they surround themselves with.
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
For that matter, it's not like the natives were entirely innocent in all of this either. Europeans may have committed more than their share of atrocities, but most of the native cultures weren't much better.
Honestly, we should probably count it as blessing that the Aztecs and their ilk were done away with.
How would you react if your homeland was attacked, conquered, your women and children slaughtered, etc, etc......I am more concerned with this country than I am about South American countries... The Aztecs would have evolved in time.....or would have gone through revolution....