This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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A historical difficulty

If we agree that we are indeed in the Dark Age, a follow-up question might be: When did this period begin and the previous one end?

Specific dates cannot be given, simply due to the very nature of the problem of changing conditions throughout the ages. The methods used by modern science to ‘date’ artifacts are dependent on static conditions in the environment. For example, carbon dating assumes a constant rate of radioactive decay over time. In other words, the map of history proposed by science is dependent on the physical and mental conditions that of the here and now and if these conditions are not constants throughout all of history, then the map is invalid. The traditional theory of time, on the other hand, assumes constantly shifting conditions, and this tends to render incomprehensible the nature of previous Ages, making their very existence difficult to perceive, and indeed this is why we find that modern science is completely incapable of reaching beyond a certain point in the past. The story of human history proposed by science is therefore only sufficient for examining periods and peoples very close to ourselves on the timeline. Eventually a ‘barrier’ is encounters and at that point the ‘evidence’ seems to evaporate and become undetectable to the tools we have developed for the purpose of measurement.

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