There’s SO MUCH MYTH taught in US schools about the period after the “fall of rome” and The Renaissance… that its ludicrously awful.

There weren’t hundreds of thousands of burnings. Historians point to 50,000-200,000 deaths TOTAL, including inquisitions and such – but not burnings; and THAT’S over a very large period of time.

I’m pro-Middle Ages Progress. I’m a bit of a studier of Byzantium and Medieval studies… although I still have more to do there. I’ve been working slowly through Islamic philosophers a tiny bit too.

There’s SO MUCH MYTH taught in US schools about the period after the “fall of rome” and The Renaissance… that its ludicrously awful.

I was taught crap. Had to relearn. That SAME CRAP is still being taught. Drives me mad. Leads people to erroneous conclusions.. and when I saw my favorite black science guy repeating REALLY BAD HISTORY on TV two years ago, I had to write him off as having anything legitimate to say about history. I hate when Salem, Inquisition, Gallileo, burning at the stake, witchcraft and Christianity are all mixed up. It plays with people’s emotions.. and I don’t like bad history.

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