How do we know anyone existed in ancient times? (Or, if Jesus Christ goes would Julius Caesar also have to go?) (via Vridar)

 

No ‘truth’ is contained within a MEME, merely a convention.
When an isolated tribe of humans die off, that which can be reconceived by strangers is TRUTH, that which is lost, was a meme.
‘Zero’ is a truth — Hindus, Mayans, conceived of this mathematical necessity independently.
All extinct languages, religions, recipes, stories, fashions etc were memes.
A meme is not a description of reality.
We need to teach our children this… or even to understand memetics and to be capable of identifying it in our world.
Atheism is the identification and recognition of the presence of memetics in the world.

How do we know anyone existed in ancient times? (Or, if Jesus Christ goes would Julius Caesar also have to go?) Image via Wikipedia Most things we know we know because “everyone knows” them to be true. They are things we are taught at school and that remain unquestioned in our cultural life. Though much of this “social knowledge” will not be seriously questioned by most of us, we have trained specialists or scientists who will question and test some of it. So we have two types of knowledge: social knowledge and scientific knowledge. Most of us know figures … Read More

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