Posted: Nov 11, 2015 9:23 am
by Cito di Pense
Ooooh. A large and powerful organization was corrupt! Who would even have suspected?!?!?

No, this is not about proving that a large and powerful organization was corrupt. It's about claiming that students of ancient history can figure something out. And this is the result. Excuse me while I bask in the illumination. Charge me for my tan.

It's not that these tidbits are not interesting, but they won't convince anyone who has an argument to the contrary, which is why such arguments are fundamentally non-scientific. Note that I'm not saying all arguments should be scientific, but some arguments do bang on for awhile.