I won’t be blogging for the next week unless the auto-bookmarking thing puts up another post. In the meantime here’s some dead philosophers.
There’s a 1st century BC tablet which has been found predicting a Messiah that will rise after three days. I can’t really see this shaking Christianity by connecting it to Judaism. The whole concept of a Messiah is Jewish.
In 2001 the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Now there’s a proposal to rebuild them, but can they be rebuilt and should they?
People evicted from the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and their families are asking for more say in how the past of the site is presented.
As you can see I’m sceptical. I would read the PNAS paper this is derived from — except I’ve never been able to find a PNAS paper when it’s mentioned as an early release press story. PNAS does nothing to…
On Deep History and the Brain by Daniel Lord Smail shows that there is a place for ‘Neurohistory’ and that some basic assumptions in history have remained unchallenged despite decades of advances in related fields.