The typical perception of the medieval peasant is someone breaking his back doing nonstop labor for lords who gaveth not a single fuck as to his well-being, but your typical peasant actually worked around eight hours a day, with breaks for meals and naps. But it does seems at certain points in Medieval history that… » 4/21/14 10:29pm 4/21/14 10:29pm

The moment men put aside magical thinking and started to observe that things happened becauuse of a concatenation of events is when you can say the Scientific Method emerge. Evidence so far indicates that empirical thinking was commonplace in Egypt. But when and where the first progenitors of this method first… » 4/17/14 8:34pm 4/17/14 8:34pm