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And there's other examples of that, less obvious but more pervasive. For example, every single 'first' is mired in definitional issues which all serve to recast previous things in the light of more modern technology. It does a disservice to those older things to only view them through the lens of what we have now.

It's hard to fight because it is rarely based on outright lies, per se, just pervasive misinterpretations which cast things in a false light. Disputing it makes you look like a nitpicking fool picking at things which barely even exist, but accepting it makes history seem like a teleological process, inevitably aimed at today like an arrow aimed at a target, with all previous processes culminating in what we have now.

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