- Jun 2014
And I actually agree with you , on the diffusion argument , wich was only brought up earlyer by hack and in reference to the "stimulus" diffusion supposed by Needham. I also agree that the western and chinese clocks might have more endependant origins.i still believe you have this concern because you want to set something arguement on the "diffusions"
since i do not personally think the western clocks have the same origin with chinese ones. i don't want to discuss this more. if there is the diffusion, it must be very indirect.
the hostile relationship between arabs and europeans made the such bordering effect rather weak, for a very long time.
if one would just realize the spherical objects are just auxiliary in washstands, one understand the washstands is so different from those in other machines(i'm not sure if we are limit it to clocks)
As for the hostile relations this is incorrect, there had plenty of pacific contacts , but also plenty of captured slaves from one side and the other wich might have hold "technological" secrets.