Thursday, January 05, 2006

"Dwarfs Honored in Ancient Egypt"

Look, it's an early front-runner for best headline of the year!

One note about the article. This quote bugs me: "Ancient Egyptian society had a strong code of ethics and commandments to be respectful towards dwarfs, the crippled and blind." Maybe it's just me, but I sense some finger-wagging by the reporter because our society is not like that of Ancient Egypt. Stories of this type often have a little drop in like that: after all, there was no reason to include the crippled and blind in that sentence. I mean, so what if the Egyptians were better than us in this one small way. They also kept slaves, worshipped their leaders as gods, and married their sisters.

It's called perspective.


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