[ExI] For the sake of argument

spike spike66 at att.net
Mon Sep 21 13:47:31 UTC 2009


> ...On Behalf Of Tom Nowell
> Post Futurist <p0stfuturist at yahoo.com> Wrote:
>  ...religious orgs have done as 
> much as scientists in relieving hunger.
> Stathis wrote:
> No they haven't...
> ...The Western European 
> dark age following the fall of Rome was cause by invading 
> nomadic cultures... The Arabic medieval civilisation was 
> badly damaged by Helugu Khan's sacking of Baghdad and 
> destruction of the library there, as another nomadic culture 
> destroyed the social structures keeping a large, 
> well-educated society together... Tom

Intriquing theory Tom.  The dark ages were triggered by insufficient defense
technology.  I see modern Europe being threatened by insuffient memetic
defenses, which is to say excess tolerance is welcoming intolerant memesets.


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