Many religious rituals make practical sense. And the ancients had some pretty practical ways of handling plagues.
Archeologist in 3250 digs up snail tongs (https://www.amazon.com/HIC-Escargot-Snail-Stainless-6-Inches/dp/B0000505IY/ref=asc_df_B0000505IY?tag=bngsmtphsnus-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80539344341703&hvnetw=s&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584138871961944&psc=1)
And declaims "WTF?"
There could be a whole class of fiction based on guessing the use of current artifacts in 3250...
Thank you for the post!
Well said! It's like some people being completely shocked at the idea of trepanning and the type "backward barbarians" that did it and I just want to ask: "Have you ever suffered a migraine?" Because I can see myself, in lieu of proper medication, letting someone drill a hole in my skull if that would make the pain less.
There seems to be some glitch where the fungicidal priest/plumber comparison is repeated.
Off topic. There might be some glitch since I received this article on email but I think I subscribed only for Obsidian news letter.