--- Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You can separate my original post into two parts: 1)
> The claim that
> "western civilization" was a relatively new concept.
> The material below
> from the OED makes that pretty clearly the case.
One could say the same thing about modern physics and
still argue that it is an 'accurate' model of the
> ... 2)
> A hip-shot
> historical explanation of _why_ the concept appeared
> _when_ it did, and
> the uses to which it has been put.
One could make similar observations about modern
physics and still argue that it is an 'accurate' madel
of the world.
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