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quick history lesson...

Discussion in 'Politics (deprecated)' started by Jazz, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    according to a US state approved text book, europeans were living in caves and fighting off wild animals at the time the chinese were an advanced society producing silks... [source cnn]

    the report went on to say that american text books are littered with inaccurate and incomplete information such as this...

    wasn't surprised to hear that the quality of the text books was sub par, already aware of this, but i was surprised by the glaring obviousness of these mistakes... it certainly sheds light on exactly how bad the state of public education is south of the border...
  2. Juan Love

    Juan Love TRIBE Member

    "inaccurate and incomplete"...but not a total stretch.

    Alright...so the Europeans may not have been cave dwelling nomads while the Chinese flourished...but there is one fact of history that cannot be contested...

    The Chinese had toilet paper centuries before it caught on in Europe...

    Now how you wanna frontin' all high brow and civilized like when at the peak of your "European civilization" you were still using poison ivy to wipe your arse?

  3. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member

    Re: "inaccurate and incomplete"...but not a total stretch.

    I can just see an archaeologist digging up an old shoe in China with a piece of toilet paper stuck to the bottom. :)
  4. swilly

    swilly TRIBE Member

    the chinese did have a very advanced civilization when the primary inhabitants of europe were still celts who were only about 2 levels up from the hunter gather discription mentioned.

    oh well

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