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"Comm" <no@xxxxxxxx> wrote in
> "Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Day Brown <daybrown@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> China made many advances before the West did.
>> Circumstances did not always allow them to make optimal
>> use of those advances. The happenstance that they did not
>> use alphabetic writing made the printing press, which was
>> invented there first, rather less significant an
>> improvement than it was in the West. (And of course the
>> alphabet was not invented in Europe either).
> As shown (with proofs) on one of those documentary shows -
> just about everything was invented in China long ago. They
> didn't choose to use it due to many WISE reasonings,
> involving FORESIGHT. They have HAD to go for it these
No, the reason said technology wasn't implemented into daily
life was the same of why the Romans didn't industrialize,
even though they had the tools to do so. A big cause in both
cultures was slavery or cheap labor, which serves as a
disincentive to apply labor-saving devices and techniques.
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