> Of course people ignore ancient writing and refer
> only to modern scholars in good standing but
> here's what Diodorus Siculus had to say;
16 1 It was by Hermes, for instance,
> according to them, that the common language of
> mankind was first further articulated, and that
> many objects which were still nameless received an
> appellation, that the alphabet was invented, and
> that ordinances regarding the honours and
> offerings due to the gods were duly established;
> he was the first also to observe the orderly
> arrangement of the stars and the harmony of the
> musical sounds and their nature, to establish a
> wrestling school, and to give thought to the
> rhythmical movement of the human body and its
> proper development.
> If "Hermes" had written "Hey, I just invented
> writing" it would be ignored no matter its
> context. People will read the above and not even
> notice he refers to a "common language" because
> it's all outside of our experience.
Hermes was "thot";
In other words it was the original people of the earth who invented the alphabet and writing. We'll never know "who" invented it because like all progress it was incremental in nature and many people had a role in it. It's probable that most of these individuals were Sumerian and it evolved from the symbols used on tokens that represented assets and were traded among farmers.
We mistakenly believe humans are smart and there's always someone smart enough to deliver mankind from the dark but the reality is progress has always occurred in tiny little fits and starts. We think we live in the light but the reality is there's only enough light to see what we believe. Most of reality is invisible and always will be.
Time don't fly, it bounds and leaps.