Over the last few centuries, we have grown used to the idea of the western civilization being both unsurpassed and unsurpassable.
If you have ever wondered why there are so often two expressions for the same thing in English, the answer is 1066.
Our current understanding of years count and thus history is one of the things which we accept as the matter-of-fact and do not question it. But aren't we missing out on something important here?
Over the last 100 years, the mankind has grown accustomed to the fact that the climate as we know it is a natural state of things. It is not. Actually, the climatic conditions of the past century are, in terms of geological history, quite an anomaly. In the known history of mankind, there has never … Continue reading 1816 – The Year Without The Summer