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Old 08-11-2010, 09:56 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by zeta39reticuli View Post
For one, you could very well be taking this way too literally. When they say "knowledge is passed down by the gods", it's more of a metaphorical sense. They might not mean literally a God came down and give them a book on astronomy to teach them how to grow crops by the stars.

It could very well mean they were blessed with the knowledge, or thankful that the Gods put them on that path.

That's the thing with ancient texts, it's very cryptic, and told in a completely different manner than we're used to today.
How do YOU know this? What is more likely to have happened instead? What mechanisms and factors explain that which has been metaphorically described as "knowledge passed down by the gods", according to you?
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