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Bill D BS: How can we restore a reason renaissance (324* d) RE: BS: How can we restore a reason renaissance 14 Dec 20

"Restoring the renaissance means we had a renaissance already, which faded."
Now you've done it, Mrrzy.. pushed my button...

Well, yes..there was THE renaissance..: "The Renaissance... was a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries. It occurred after the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages and was associated with great social change. In addition to the standard periodization, proponents of a long Renaissance put its beginning in the 14th century and its end in the 17th century. The traditional view focuses more on the early modern aspects of the Renaissance and argues that it was a break from the past, but many historians today focus more on its medieval aspects and argue that it was an extension of the Middle Ages"

That was followed by 'enlightenment' in which the ideas that developed actually made some serious difference.
.... thus we defined and 'codified' the principles of reason...

   In many ways, those principles are still here and being kept alive, much as the Library of Alexandra kept much knowledge alive and monks as scribes in the Dark Ages kept manuscripts until it was safe...

   Because of technology and the WWW..etc.. almost everything we need IS still there. But the pressures of politics, population and that very WWW that supports divergent attitudes, some people see only the ideas that make them comfortable... or that they can comprehend.

"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand."

"Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them."
Educator Laurence J. Peter

So.. (if anyone is still reading).. pedantically qualifying: The renaissance did not exactly 'fade', but rather was 'diluted' by non-reason... which is a basic problem with the human mind: i.e., the ability to deny or ignore facts and reason..etc.

Sorry, but any serious attempt(s) at clarification takes much longer than whatever short comment it attempts to clarify... "I don't have time to write a short paper."

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