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PricklyGent Level 11 / Journeyman; philosopher....
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Everything has to start somewhere. But it may have something to do with the prevalence of Confician philosophy, which venerates tradition, ritual, deference to one's social superiors and filial piety.
Europe had to have what has come to be known as The Enlightenment before science really started to make large strides. Enlightenment thinkers challenged the authority of the Christian church to decide matters of fact about the world, and the rightful place of the people who inhabited it.
The power of human reason and investigation came to be seen as superior to 'revealed wisdom' (biblical and Church authority) in discovering truths about the world and how it worked.
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