Thursday, March 29, 2018

sorry but the idiocy of these do kind of obsess me

Read the real thing here until commonsense makes them delete the link and destroy any record of its lame existence
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago. *
Not to be outdone by the Brit’s, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the New York bulletin: “American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the British”.**
One week later, the Punch Newspaper, in Ibadan, Nigerian, reported the following: 
“After digging as deep as 30 feet in his backyard Lucky Ade, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Lucky has therefore concluded that more 250 years ago, Africa had already gone wireless.”***
* AG Bell patented the telephone in 1876, which is just over 140 years ago, so OK... checks out in a manner of speaking, though the correlation between '200 years' and 'more than 150 years' is a bit peculiar. Also, we don't need archaeology really for these things, we already know how technology progressed 200 years ago because there was a written record. 
** What is the 'New York bulletin'? If it's a newspaper, why do we trust this newspaper and not the newspapers of 250 years ago? More importantly, I guess, since the present day US was an array of British colonies 250 years ago, the British could easily claim this as their innovation as well.

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The real question is why am I even asking these stupid questions, it's all so stupid. 

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