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Old February 15th, 2006, 02:07 PM  
Join Date: February 14, 2006

Well, every generation has to make the world again. We have to learn to read, how an arch works, how simple machines are combined into complex machines like cars. There are 5,000 years of accumulated wisdom to pass on to each generation. Laying down the law, as you say, is one reliable way of transmitting this wisdom along. Of course the world has changed faster then it ever has before, so some accumulated wisdom is irrelevent or even detrimental. I can't think of anything right now, but there must be some advice that doesn't help anymore, but might have once been useful.
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