Reminds me about how Western societies treated scientific knowledge from other societies: (1) burn it, or (2) lock it up in a chest and bury it deep in the ground. Inventions made hundreds of years before the attributed inventors re-invented them, and this knowledge only lost because certain gatekeepers (aka. Church, the most powerful entity at that time) had various power-related motivations for doing so, meant that humanity had to take a step back from what humanity could achieve if they hadn't thrown knowledge out of the window. Looks like we, as a species, haven't learned much from the past… mistakes repeat themselves over and over again, only the power structures and figureheads change!
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Aus Protest: Knapp 19.000 wissenschaftliche Dokumente bei The Pirate Bay – Golem.de
Ein Nutzer hat knapp 19.000 historische wissenschaftliche Dokumente bei The Pirate Bay eingestellt. Er protestiert damit dagegen, dass diese nur über kostenpflichtige Archive abgerufen werden
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