There’s no end to it – data – especially of the historical kind. My attention has been directed to Anatoly Fomenko’s historical revision and a quick scan of the Amazon Kindle bookstore shows that he and his colleagues have published alot of information. Sigh.
This leads to the question of why history seems to get mangled and confused and the answer is rather simple (and very politically incorrect as well). It seems that mangled history is the product of the religious mind in which deference to authority, of whatever type, trumps physical evidence.
I’ve always had the view that religion was the old way of doing politics. Reduced to its essence it is the coercion, both initially subtle and overt, of people to behave in prescribed, and also proscribed, ways by the self appointed priestly/political class who interpreted the desires of the authority as written in deemed sacred texts or books.
The political incorrectness stems from the realisation that it is the political left in general, the Platonists, Marxists, Liberals and more recently the Post-Modernists, as well as the religious, who fabricate history. If you think Marxism and Post-Modernism is but a new development, then guess again, it’s been with us since the times of the Greek philosopher Plato.
The problem lies in our understanding of the process of thinking itself. Thinking is essentially the recall of memory into particular patterns called ideas and like all biochemical/physical activities, constant repetition of thoughts ultimately leads to thinking becoming habitual and unconscious. Such minds interpret life in terms of their fossilised beliefs and authorities. Such minds reject new data when it conflicts with their previously held assumptions; challenges to the theory of gravitation comes to mind.
Fomenko’s methodology reminds me of a more recent fabrication of history, that fabrication being of Australian Aboriginal History documented by Keith Windschuttle. The overiding impression of Windschuttle’s work was that the fabrication seemed to be done unwittingly, that the various author’s actually believed their view points had to be correct. And when the believers dominate a culture, then history starts to become politicised, so it’s little wonder it has also been mangled in the process.
It’s essentially cultural marxism that mangles memories into politically correct histories, whether Biblical or otherwise.