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(Daily News Egypt)   Egypt's state prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a ban on Internet pornography, would also like the Bangles to re-unite   ( dailynewsegypt.com) divider line
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2012-11-08 12:16:28 PM  
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Susanna is still looking pretty good these days
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/would hit it
//not like an Egyptian, though
2012-11-08 12:01:13 PM  
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bluefoxicy: In any case, it can't slide backwards. It'll eventually break out into a run. I don't want to sound like a progressive socialist, but honestly society progresses.

That's simply not true. What of the Middle Ages? The Romans had hot and cold water piped into their homes way back in the day. People were free to an extent that had been unprecedented since the rise of civilization. And yet, Christians rolled all of that back and retarded the growth of humanity by nigh on a millenium.

We have also seen this in the Arab world. When the Christians were ruining Europe, the Muslims were keeping things like math and literature alive. The Moors were translating philosophy into different languages, advancing medicine, etc. And yet now when you think of Muslims you probably think of people who beat their children and murder little girls for the crime of wanting to learn to read.

Your view that society progresses is only potentially true if you evoke the law of large numbers- meaning that perhaps every 5000 years or so we are almost certain to have "progressed" from 5000 years prior. But if you go century to century it's remarkably simple to show society slide back into the darkness, like we saw with the Christian nations during the Middle Ages and the Muslim nations over the past couple hundred years.
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