Friday, June 22, 2007

Tee hee

Thomas Cahill's pop-history How the Irish Saved Civilization recounts the role that medieval monks and scribes played in preserving the West's knowledge of history, science, art and literature throughout the Dark Ages until, one day, the time was ripe to bring it forth again to help usher in the Renaissance. The sense one gets from [Conservapedia] is that of a group of scribes working to do the opposite -- to reduce and eliminate much of what we've learned so that, one day, the Dark Ages can be reborn.

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