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Old 18 Nov 16, 13:45
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Dude, ...

... have it your way, the Aztecs produced an advanced, a "tremendous" STONE AGE civilization, but it was STONE AGE nevertheless. Their newly found Empire dominated their neighbours because of military prowess, a military that was in itself dominated by a virtual handful of European combatants.

Even more, Aztec "art and architecture which ranks amongst the finest ever produced on the continent", again, in the Americas, amongst STONE AGE civilizations. Make no mistake, Hernán Cortés was a loose cannon, a Conquistador, an acquisitive seeker of precious metals, not a purveyor of art or architecture. While the Aztecs were toiling with stone and ochre, early modern age Europeans Michelangelo and da Vinci, Kepler and Copernicus, were in Renaissance, building with cement & concrete, painting in oils with depth and perspective. They'd overcome and shrugged off the affects of the Black Death, while the Aztec Empire would fall to small pox.

You can wander around the internet, point to the wisdom of folks you've never heard of before, and cut and paste all kinds of bits that seem to support your preconceived notions; but you do so unwilling to visualize all the relevant data in any meaningful relationship.

That's it for me, babble on all you want.
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