Image Above: John Lubbock (in box) giving dinosaur skeleton-illustrated presentation on evolution to naive English peers in 1905.
“History is a single continuum, but it is common practice for historians to artificially divide history into different epochs for research and education, a process called periodisation. Because such divisions are arbitrary, there are several different designations used widely in the study and discussion of historical periods.” [answers.yahoo.com]
Arbitrary? Sure! Imagine I would divide 20th Century History into 1. Pre Rock & Roll Era, and 2. Post Rock & Roll Era. That would be arbitrary, because I would not only neglect Jazz, Classical, Big Band, Heavy Metal, Pop, Funk, etc.…, but I would ‘periodise’ and judge history merely by music! How about the other arts like dance or painting? And how about religion, economics and politics! That’s arbitrary! Continue reading 19th Century Banker John Lubbock Crippled Ancient History Science as Darwinian Paleo-Stone Age! Why not Mega-Stone Age?