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Old May 27 2013, 09:44 AM   #98
RJDiogenes
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Re: Have cultural standards gotten lower?

horatio83 wrote: View Post
I think the modern historical consensus is that the "Dark Ages" weren't as "dark" as we thought for a long time but of course your point that history is cyclical and not linear is absolutely correct.
Exactly. It's not about absolutism. Saying that there is no worthwhile artistry during a dark age would be like saying that there are no survivors in a pandemic.

Count Zero wrote: View Post
They happened once. How is that cyclical?
Those are examples, not a comprehensive list.

Locutus of Bored wrote: View Post
No problem. It's easy enough to calculate:
Well, that was certainly creepy. Excuse me while I back slowly toward the door.
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