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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.



The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

Fuck where would humanity be right now? Man fuck the christian dark ages

Ok, but the Library of Alexandria wasn’t the only collection of knowledge to be ransacked throughout history.
So like, for example, the Library of Alexandria was destroyed (for the last time) in the 7th Century.
The House of Wisdom was another huge library. It was destroyed in the 13th Century.
Nalanda was a university with a large library. It was destroyed around the turn of the 12th Century.
Even before the Library of Alexandria, there was the Library of Ashurbanipal. It was destroyed in the 7th Century BCE.
And there are tons of other examples of ancient and important libraries.
I just, of course it would be great if we had that knowledge, but this isn’t the only time libraries have been burned. A lot of that knowledge lived on in other institutions until they were destroyed. The knowledge that we do have today is in part because of them.

What if something was specifically destroying all of these wealths of information because we knew too much

I hate this chart. I hate it with a burning passion. First of all, how do you even QUANTIFY scientific advancement? Like you can’t just measure “oh we have invented 14 new technologies this year, better add to our handy technological innovation chart.” The real world isn’t like a video game, you don’t just research a technology at a time or whatever. Also, our “technological advancement” didn’t drop during the “Christian Dark Ages.” That view is problematic AS FUCK because it only focuses on Western Europe. Tell me, have you heard of the Byzantine Empire? The Abbasid Caliphate? The Chinese Tang and Song dynasties? They were during the “Christian dark ages”, and they invented and kept a lot of information that was supposedly “lost” at the time. Also, do ANY OF Y’ALL know who Charlemagne is? He was a Christian (like, REALLY christian) during the “dark ages” and he sponsored learning and teaching. Also Charlemagne wasn’t the only one doing things in Europe, inventions and progress were being made during the “dark ages”, so this chart is 100% bogus.
Sorry about that, had to get it out of my system

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

Fuck where would humanity be right now? Man fuck the christian dark ages

Ok, but the Library of Alexandria wasn’t the only collection of knowledge to be ransacked throughout history.

So like, for example, the Library of Alexandria was destroyed (for the last time) in the 7th Century.

The House of Wisdom was another huge library. It was destroyed in the 13th Century.

Nalanda was a university with a large library. It was destroyed around the turn of the 12th Century.

Even before the Library of Alexandria, there was the Library of Ashurbanipal. It was destroyed in the 7th Century BCE.

And there are tons of other examples of ancient and important libraries.

I just, of course it would be great if we had that knowledge, but this isn’t the only time libraries have been burned. A lot of that knowledge lived on in other institutions until they were destroyed. The knowledge that we do have today is in part because of them.

What if something was specifically destroying all of these wealths of information because we knew too much

I hate this chart. I hate it with a burning passion. First of all, how do you even QUANTIFY scientific advancement? Like you can’t just measure “oh we have invented 14 new technologies this year, better add to our handy technological innovation chart.” The real world isn’t like a video game, you don’t just research a technology at a time or whatever. Also, our “technological advancement” didn’t drop during the “Christian Dark Ages.” That view is problematic AS FUCK because it only focuses on Western Europe. Tell me, have you heard of the Byzantine Empire? The Abbasid Caliphate? The Chinese Tang and Song dynasties? They were during the “Christian dark ages”, and they invented and kept a lot of information that was supposedly “lost” at the time. Also, do ANY OF Y’ALL know who Charlemagne is? He was a Christian (like, REALLY christian) during the “dark ages” and he sponsored learning and teaching. Also Charlemagne wasn’t the only one doing things in Europe, inventions and progress were being made during the “dark ages”, so this chart is 100% bogus.

Sorry about that, had to get it out of my system

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Revisiting Milgram's obedience experiment: what did he actually prove? [2013] [with bonus copyright-based censorship from the Milgram estate!]

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We all know about Stanley Milgram’s obedience experiments, in which volunteers believed that they had shocked other volunteers to death, just because the experimenter had told them they were expected to. But a new book called Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious…

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I Had A Scheme

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Last night I dreamed of being able to curate a hub on Medium that was nothing but the confluence between the apocalyptic, the technological, the numinous, the archaic and the future. A Black Mountain College of the next new normal. Which is basically the space I’m thinking within all the time right now. I’m feeling very apocalyptic. I’m feeling like I want to explore it. In 1968, the year I was…

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please someone reassure my this is just fuckin  w people right.

this is bullshit what the fuck

Wait y’alls cups are really that small? holy fuck

why the fuck anyone needs 1.3L of coke in one sitting is beyond me but anyway

YOU EXPECT YOUR CHILDREN TO DRINK 700ML DRINKS TO COME WITH THEIR FUCKING HAPPY MEAL??? FUCK OUTTA HERE AMERICA

We have a “Kids” size that is smaller than the small. It’s like an Australian medium (which is the same size as a can of coke btw). Also, in the US all of the sizes cost the same amount. $1. You basically pick based on how much soda you want, not how much you want to pay. Which is excellent…if you want to give an entire nation diabetes. 
Sometimes I get a little frustrated when people talk about how McDonald’s is bad for you and then in the same breath propose going to a local restaurant where they buy a half-pound bacon cheeseburger. The wheat is the same wheat, the meat is the same meat. There’s nothing about McDonald’s that’s intrinsically bad for you except portion sizes, which are just as bad, if not worse, at sit-down service places.
There’s this perception that McDonald’s is junk food simply because it’s McDonald’s and, frankly, I’m starting to think it’s classist. Like, It’s where poor people go, so it must not be substandard.
The only problem with McDonald’s is that when you get a Big Mac Meal with large fries and a coke, you’re getting 1,300 calories set in front of you…and unfortunately it tastes so damn good that you’ll eat the whole thing. 
Oh…another problem with McDonald’s is that to keep their prices low they pay poverty-level wages to, increasingly, adult professional people, but that’s not what I hear people complaining about.

Another thing is that McDonald’s and many customers understand that one large thing is easier/cheaper to make than many small things.You and your kids want mcnuggets? buy a 20 piece for $5 instead of three six pieces for $8 (or whatever the ridiculous markup on those is).KFC sells buckets of chicken not for the sake of seeing if you can eat it all, but because it’s something you’re supposed to share.Large sizes may look ridiculous but they make a lot of sense when sharing with 2 or 3 people.

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please someone reassure my this is just fuckin  w people right.

this is bullshit what the fuck

Wait y’alls cups are really that small? holy fuck

why the fuck anyone needs 1.3L of coke in one sitting is beyond me but anyway

YOU EXPECT YOUR CHILDREN TO DRINK 700ML DRINKS TO COME WITH THEIR FUCKING HAPPY MEAL??? FUCK OUTTA HERE AMERICA

We have a “Kids” size that is smaller than the small. It’s like an Australian medium (which is the same size as a can of coke btw). Also, in the US all of the sizes cost the same amount. $1. You basically pick based on how much soda you want, not how much you want to pay. Which is excellent…if you want to give an entire nation diabetes. 

Sometimes I get a little frustrated when people talk about how McDonald’s is bad for you and then in the same breath propose going to a local restaurant where they buy a half-pound bacon cheeseburger. The wheat is the same wheat, the meat is the same meat. There’s nothing about McDonald’s that’s intrinsically bad for you except portion sizes, which are just as bad, if not worse, at sit-down service places.

There’s this perception that McDonald’s is junk food simply because it’s McDonald’s and, frankly, I’m starting to think it’s classist. Like, It’s where poor people go, so it must not be substandard.

The only problem with McDonald’s is that when you get a Big Mac Meal with large fries and a coke, you’re getting 1,300 calories set in front of you…and unfortunately it tastes so damn good that you’ll eat the whole thing. 

Oh…another problem with McDonald’s is that to keep their prices low they pay poverty-level wages to, increasingly, adult professional people, but that’s not what I hear people complaining about.

Another thing is that McDonald’s and many customers understand that one large thing is easier/cheaper to make than many small things.

You and your kids want mcnuggets? buy a 20 piece for $5 instead of three six pieces for $8 (or whatever the ridiculous markup on those is).

KFC sells buckets of chicken not for the sake of seeing if you can eat it all, but because it’s something you’re supposed to share.

Large sizes may look ridiculous but they make a lot of sense when sharing with 2 or 3 people.

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