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October 30, 2019

A man walks down the main street of a traditional American town. He sees a pharmacy, a bank, a few restaurants, a police office and a church. Does it occur to him that a grand history of ideas has come together in the place that is right before his eyes? Or does he just see it all working together by chance? 

We could go into deeper detail about every building, every business, and every bill that brings a town together as a community, but I just want to lay out the basics in this post. I believe there is a string theory that has been around for centuries, and it would be more accurate to call it a religion. 

To the average modern man of the West, the medieval man lived in simple times -- so he could afford to have a simple worldview. At the turn of the sixteenth century things started to change. The man of the European Renaissance lived at the dawn of modernity, so the arts and sciences were still simple enough for him to become skilled at many of them within his lifetime....

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