Posted: Sep 24, 2014 9:32 am
by Zwaarddijk
Sendraks wrote:
Zwaarddijk wrote:
In what ways have we fallen back? Did the ancient Khmers have widespread education? Would a person born into the lowest class have any chance of hearing about wild concepts such as science? Would anything but unquestioning obedience to the upper classes ever be taught them?

Who knows?

Zwaarddijk wrote:Awe for backwards religious cultures is the dumbest thing we can cultivate, seriously, even worse when we phrase it as though mankind has regressed since those days.

Yeah, you've got the wrong end of the stick here. I'm really not interested in any of that. I'm looking purely at what amounts a significant civil edifice and all the woo bullshit aside, they clearly had quite and advanced civil and administrative regime running there.

Then don't express it as the *species* regressing. Say what you mean, don't wriggle around until you can pretend you didn't say something embarassingly stupid.