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luka

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I mean, yeah, I'm pretty sure this is a facile argument, no offence, but I've seen it before and I don't buy it.
 

catalog

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I mean, yeah, I'm pretty sure this is a facile argument, no offence, but I've seen it before and I don't buy it.
Yeah no worries, I don't mind at all. I'm just having some thoughts here, sharing them, if you are not interested, that's cool
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
Whether or not the science is better is a bit irrelevant no?
you don't understand

it's not a matter of better. there was no such thing as science, scientific thought, or the scientific method in the 1300s.

it's not that virology, epidemiology, microbiology were worse. they didn't exist.

when you understand the processes by which something happens, some large part of its mystery is removed. hence, more mundane.
 

luka

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So you are saying that in the 1300s, there was no science, or less, so there was more mystery to life?
I agree this seems a shaky formulation. Like us, they had explanations which seemed satisfactory to them. Whether it was scientific strikes me as utterly irrelevant.
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
we can't cope with even the projected death numbers
I don't agree with this at all

human society has coped with global-level catastrophes that killed a significantly higher % of population than this is likely too

the large majority of people in 1st-world countries haven't dealt with a catastrophe of this level in their lifetime

they will adjust
 

catalog

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I don't agree with this at all

human society has coped with global-level catastrophes that killed a significantly higher % of population than this is likely too

the large majority of people in 1st-world countries haven't dealt with a catastrophe of this level in their lifetime

they will adjust
Yeah I hope so as well
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
actually reflecting I think mundane is the perfect world

it literally means of the earthly world rather than the spiritual world
 

luka

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I don't agree with this at all

human society has coped with global-level catastrophes that killed a significantly higher % of population than this is likely too

the large majority of people in 1st-world countries haven't dealt with a catastrophe of this level in their lifetime

they will adjust
Depends what you mean by cope. People will carry on with their lives. But the projected death numbers wiould break the usual systems for coping with corpses. Iran has dug mass graves apparently.
 
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