CodeBlack wrote:Standing on the shoulders of giants is a spurious claim and a cop out. True, few inventions happen in a vacuum but the great technologies of today were created by the "white" peoples, be they European or other. Airplanes, cars, cell phones, microchips, television, rockets (and the other 50,000 inventions which give us space travel), and modern health science did not simply modify existing technologies. Why is it so hard to give people the credit they deserve? Maybe that's why western civs are de-evolving technologically. As an example, look at the UK's train system (what a joke). Look at the US's infrastructure, which is a monument to stagnation and mis-management.
If anything its the non-white civs today that are standing on the shoulders of giants. It is western technology that has invaded China, India, the Middle East, etc.
The current big problem with western civ is that it was born of capitalism but that capitalism devolved into monopolism and then feudalism mixed with socialism. And its dying as a result. White people don't invent anything anymore. They're too busy sitting on their a$$ watching football.
Just look at all the inventions us white guys thought of ........ computers, medical advances,
Space travel, & rocket science, & nuclear technologies.
& just think,
We, white people didn't invent crap all' until we put down the abacus & the ruins & started using
the Hindi numbers & decimal system (numbers) (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9), slightly changed, were taken over by the Europeans from the Arabs, after India invented numbers & the zero, & took them into the middle east ........ like many other important items.
They even called them "Indian figures". During the 10th century.