#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 7th, 2014 12:53
#2 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 7th, 2014 14:29
Very cool, but I wouldn't want the math in my tomb -- comic books only, please...
#3 By: Eksrae, January 7th, 2014 17:25
I was always fascinated by ancient technology. Through the works of Carl Sagan and James Burke, among oters, I realized that isolated ancient cultures, given enough time, tended to arrive at the same conclusions in math, science, and even art (suddenly cultures around the world figured out perspective!). Furter proof that intelligence is universal, and only stifled when radical points of view are allowed to dominate the populace.
#4 By: Israel B, January 7th, 2014 23:04
This was just before Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor, united the country; he subsequently ordered book burnings and banned private libraries in an attempt to reshape the country's intellectual tradition.
#5 By: Ibrahim, January 7th, 2014 23:12
Wait till the TSA hears about this.
#6 By: Rob, January 8th, 2014 01:31
He kept copies in his own library, which was sacked and burned in the chaos following his death.
#7 By: Israel B, January 8th, 2014 03:50
Those red vs green guys make me think of
#8 By: Eksrae, January 8th, 2014 20:06
Pia Zadora's greatest role, I might add.
#9 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 12th, 2014 12:53
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