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IF THEN ELSE

IF the West had not gotten the technology from China and the Arabs,

1.  You'd still be swinging on trees;

2.  You'd still be using Roman numerals and can't count beyond ten thousand;

3.  You wouldn't even have a compass;

4.  No noodles, no silk, no porcelain; and

5.  No powder, and you'd still be staying with "cold weapons."

Uh, what was your point again??

For much of the last 5,000 years, China was the richest and most technologically advanced nation on earth.  Today China is quickly regaining that berth.  Give a few more generations, and we should be back where we belong.

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Post time 2007-7-15 06:58:19 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tosses at 2007-7-15 06:06
An examination of history shows that economic progress has occurred in the West, in areas settled by European Civilization. However, it has not occurred in areas outside the West except through Wes ...



An examination of history shows that western (read: American) man has not made any  real progress.

Western man is still a neanderthal just like he was thousands of years ago.

Once a neaderthal, always a neanderthal.

Originally posted by schreiber at 2007-7-15 06:53
it is the active pursuit of such a composite culture


Do you mean the culture of Hollywood films and soap operas?


Great synthesis!

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I am Chinese and Proud of it!

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Where Did That Come From??

If anything, SWCC is the MOST adaptable system on earth.   Amplifying what works and discarding what does not, is the forte of the Chinese in this 21st century.   How else did China keep an unbroken record, miraculous to most Western economists (who mostly still could not figure out how the Chinese did it and are doing it day in and day out), of 30 years of about 10% growth?  All that is done without the smoke and mirrors of printing fiat currency and incurring mountains of debt like the lazy Westerners do it - instead the Chinese do the old fashion way, they earned it through hard work.  Not very exciting perhaps, but very sustainable.  And no, the Chinese do not owe debts of 9 trillion dollars.

If there are things that the Chinese are not changing, it is more likely because it is not not wise to change.  For example, if China adopts the irresponsibility mistaken for freedom of the West, like our neighbor the Indians, China'd have have 10 million HIV positive, like our neighbor the Indians, instead of only 1/14th that of the Americans per capita.

Like the last 6 years of American experience taught the Chinese very convincingly how the Western system of so called parliamentarian "democracy", is an abject failure.  Even when the "leader" is a proven moron, such system is too weak to get rid of him.  Until the world can show us a system that works for a big country and produces 10 percent growth without the ills of India, the Chinese will stick to the BEST PERFORMING political system in human history in the last couple decades.

Until the world shows us something even better, why would the Chinese want to deviate from the best practice?

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