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What do those knots tell us?

Icarus

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What do those knots tell us?
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:28:40 PM »
Here is an example of our insatiable desire to learn the history of those who came before us.  This is also an example of the absurdity of our president's criticism of hispanic intellectual capacities............... Mexicans in fact.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-college-student-who-decoded-the-data-hidden-in-inca-knots?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Re: What do those knots tell us?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 05:02:58 AM »
Here is an example of our insatiable desire to learn the history of those who came before us.  This is also an example of the absurdity of our president's criticism of hispanic intellectual capacities............... Mexicans in fact.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-college-student-who-decoded-the-data-hidden-in-inca-knots?utm_source=pocket-newtab

They are beautiful cultural artifacts, which makes one wonder whether the makers intended them to have certain aesthetic qualities apart from their utilitarian function.
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Re: What do those knots tell us?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 10:56:28 AM »
God bless those mods who toil so we can tosh.