THAT WORLD/THIS WORLD
What separates us from the world of ancient Egypt? What did they believe? What do we believe?
The ancient Egyptians believed that the smallest thing on Earth was a grain of sand.
Now, we know that there are 43 quintillion atoms in a grain of sand. And if you split that atom open, there are even smaller, seemingly impossible things inside.
The ancient Egyptians believed that the twinkling dots of light in the sky were droplets of cows milk that were left there by the goddess, Hathor.
Now, we know that these droplets of milk are actually balls of chemicals, burning, swirling and reacting millions of light-years from Earth. We call them stars.
The ancient Egyptians believed that the only things that could fly were birds and insects. They made their gods out of these otherworldly animals.
Now, we have walked on the surface of the moon.
The ancient Egyptians believed the brain was useless. They didn’t see it as an organ because it was far away from the rest of the body. It didn’t move in a way that our other organs move.
Now, we know that the human brain is the function of everything. It’s so complex, that we are nowhere near to understanding it’s full functionality.
Our way of thinking as a species has evolved. But at our core, we have always remained the same, and always will.
Time separates us from the ancient civilisations of this world. Not much else.