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Invented history

I share the philosophies of those who postulate that Human Beings, like all forms of life, are essentially regional biological entities; that is, they remain connected, in an inextricable and ancient way, to geography, to ecosystems, to climate and to natural resources. Historical cultures and races are based on this reality; they represent ways of being and existing that are situated at specific points in time and space. The first circumnavigation of our planet in 1522 marked the start of the globalization of trade, but it did not globalize people’s ways of thinking.

We have yet to write a universal history of art. Modernity is not an absolute value in the art of engineering. There is nothing new on the face of the Earth. Needs change, and technologies and their uses change even more. It has always been important to discern between authority and mediocrity, between truth and falsehood. Humans seem to move in an infinite loop; evolving in a positive direction is more of a desire than an actual endeavor.

Alternatives to an antiquated notion of Universal History could be consolidated if there were a truly universal approach, if there were equity, philosophy without borders, a pure “love of wisdom” – as they say Pythagoras responded when asked to what he dedicated himself.

Archeological relics do sometimes appear in the least expected moments, but they need to be sought and unearthed intentionally. And a search for them is in indeed underway, consuming large budgets, but it is a selective search. There are teams of highly trained researchers all around the World, but funding goes only to only those who seek or have found pearls that can be added to the string of beads that makes up a preconceived story.

We have been indoctrinated to understand the world as the image that a lens produces when bending light, as if reality obeyed the laws of perspective. Human language and the human world through the ages are not necessarily mirror images of reality. This helps us understand how it can be that other cultures never expressed themselves using visual analogies. Another language, perhaps more powerful than any, is spoken through numbers and geometric symbols, without apparent content or recognizable shapes, but full of meaning to the informed observer or reader. We could conclude that opposites meet in the end, because in societies that have expressed themselves using abstract signs, or more or less figurative glyphs, such expression holds the same secrets as the written word. Only those who know can gain access to it – and use it.