[ExI] Eurocentric Bias in Human Achievement

spike spike66 at att.net
Thu Aug 14 03:36:09 UTC 2008


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> From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org 
> [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of 
> Henrique Moraes Machado (CI)
> I like to agree with James Burke on this. What made european 
> civilisation dominate the world was the way it constantly 
> changes and reinvents (see the excellent documentary "The Day 
> The Universe Changed")...

James Burke does an excellent job of interpreting history's critical points
in terms not of wars or elections but rather as scientific discoveries and
technological developments.  This approach is second nature to most of the
readers of this forum, but when Burke's Connections first appeared in 1978
it was a novel way to approach historical interpretation.


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