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Bleak House
by Charles Dickens

Random line: It was grand to see how the wind awoke, and bent the trees, and drove the rain before it like a cloud of smoke; and to hear the solemn thunder and to see the lightning; and while thinking with awe of the tremendous powers by which our little lives are encompassed, to consider how beneficent they are and how upon the smallest flower and leaf there was already a freshness poured from all this seeming rage which seemed to make creation new again. (page 254)

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The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures

"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.

Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.

The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”

Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.

Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

But…didn’t they have contact…Egyptians and other Africans knew how to sail…no?

There is zero physical evidence the achievements of the Incans and other mesoamericans came about because of contact with the old world (physical evidence as in DNA of bacteria, plants, animals, and humans).

Speculation that mesoamericans got their technology from the old world belittles their unprecedented and never-repeated achievement. The people of mesoamerica are the ONLY human society to independently create agriculture, irrigation, writing, astronomy, higher mathematics, cities — everything that in the old world came about just once, in widely distant cultures, and then spread (from Asia to Europe, from Africa to Asia).

Mesoamerican agricultural discoveries now nourish the whole world; their technology (such as rubber) made the industrial revolution possible. It is a tragedy for the human race — which we will never know the full measure of — that mesoamerican innovation came to a crashing halt for centuries when the old world arrived. “Victorian era scholars” — i.e. white people — speculated mesoamericans had contact with the old world because they were racist, and could not accept mesoamericans had an advanced culture “on their own.” It is sickening to see century-old racist lies repeated as if they were “shocking” and being “suppressed.” UGH.