Hadrian in Jerusalem

The inscription (for larger photo, see original article)

The inscription (for larger photo, see original article)

A new episode in our series “the suicide of the humanities”: a dedication to the emperor Hadrian from Jerusalem. Read more about it here. Nice photos.

However, as a comment, “this is an extraordinary find” would have been enough. It’s a nice find indeed, but it adds little to what we already know. Adding that it is “of enormous historical importance” is precisely the kind of boast that we do not need, because people recognize that it is exaggerated.

In the western world, about one third of the population has a higher education. If only scholars and scientists would explain themselves on that level. Explain method. Don’t exaggerate.

2 Responses to Hadrian in Jerusalem

  1. Jim says:

    Reblogged this on Zwinglius Redivivus and commented:
    Take a look.

  2. henktjong says:

    Care to elaborate on the claim that ‘about one third of the population has a higher education’ in the western world. Of course it all depends what they do with it.

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