Re: Ayn Rand Institute

Doug Weller (dweller@RAMTOPS.DEMON.CO.UK)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 11:24:01 +0000

In message <Pine.SOL.3.91.960220024449.12941A-100000@oats>
holmberg joseph marv <> wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Feb 1996, Doug Weller wrote:
> > In message <Pine.SOL.3.91.960219130902.7002A-100000@oats>
> > holmberg joseph marv <z961639@OATS.FARM.NIU.EDU> wrote:
> > > to shame. And it was said that at the time Colombus reached the New
> > > World, Aztecs and Mayans were already 800 years ahead of Europeans at
> > > Mathemetics, and 1200 years at astronomy.
> >
> > Without putting down the Aztecs and Mayans, does this mean that we
> > still have a long way to go to catch up with them?
> >
> >
> >
> No, I believe not so. They are civilized by their own standards. As far
> as I am concerned, any group, tribe, or civilization who is armed with
> the appreciation of arts, languages, and customs is already civilized in
> my book! What point I am trying to declare is that the 500 nations from
> North America to the areas of MesoAmerica had made a lot of progress
> according to their standards. Trade routes can be traced all over the
> most of the materials of Aztec Empire can be found in the
> Sioux Nation, or Inuits traded their ivories thru Navajo into Atzecs, who
> eventually turned to Incas.

In general I agree with this, except for the Aztecs turning into Incas.

Doug Weller
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