> There are clear examples in history when one
> culture has attempted to destroy any remnants of
> another culture. The Crusaders. Various attempts
> at genocide. Even in Egypt there are several
> narratives of restless locals itching to deface,
> dismember, and shatter statues from the previous
Excellent examples, Philip. We know these things because .... what? Evidence. Even in the face of genocide, the most determined of destroyers are incapable of wiping out every piece of evidence of the previous culture.(Edit to add): If they did wipe everything out (by impossible fluke of the universe), then there would be nothing to tell us there was a previous culture. We wouldn't even know there was one. No evidence, no previous culture. Doesn't that make sense?
> It's not at all a stretch to propose that the more
> ancient a culture, the less evidence there will be
> remaining from that culture, the more likely that
> only the most durable artifacts will survive that
> culture relatively intact.
But you can't just 'propose it'. You need to have something first in order to form the proposition.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12-Jul-16 22:25 by R Avry Wilson.