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  •  During the Black Death, People didn't bathe, (11+ / 0-)

    they thought that demons lived in the water.

    Early doctors didn't wash their hands when attending multiple births, and killed many women in childbirth and babies too. But not before running the midwives off, who did wash, and who knew the use of herbs that were not based on bullshit, but on experience.

    If it weren't for the cultures of Islam in the Near East, preserving the art of Obstetrics, books that were carried back after the crusades and the sacking of the Eastern Roman Empire, who knows how much worse it could be now.

    Even then, the Western Knowledge that was preserved by Islam was considered anathema by the church until it could be appropriated at a later date. But then Christians burned the Alexandrian Library for good reasons I am sure. And sliced female philosophers like Hypatia up with oyster shells for equally good reasons.

    •  A Great Tragedy. Contained the (1+ / 0-)
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      wisdom of the ages.

      burning of the Alexandrian Library

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:54:05 AM PDT

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