Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Old injuries. New injuries. Timeless Dasein.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-04-17]: Analysis shows that comparing ancient and modern bone breaks yields little insight into hominids’ everyday dangers. Old and modern injuries look alike, thus making it difficult to draw conclusion based on their comparison. For example it seems that water tubing accidents or table run-ins cause Neandertal-like injuries. [1] Do not look at the data too much. Do not rest on your theories. Look at that man next to you. After years, when they examine both of you everything will be the same. Do not sit. Run. That man is after you. Run into the cave. Open the light. He is you!

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