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Did The Past Really Happen?

Greece is full of wonderful new things and wonderful old things. But when WE become old things, will our ruins also be tourist attractions?
**Sources and extra info below!!**

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Humorous/interesting videos about how future archeologists might interpret us:

VIDEO: “Beatles 3000”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2vU8M6CYI

VIDEO: “Neil deGrasse Tyson On Manhattanhenge”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iafX0awnxS8

Toto: http://allanellenberger.com/toto-finds-a-home-at-hollywood-forever/

“highway” vs “freeway”: http://sgtalcastro.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-difference-between-highway-freeway.html

why are old things so often underground?:

http://goo.gl/u8SFFw
http://www.archaeological.org/education/askexpertsfaq#faq3

“Motel of Mysteries” (great book I remember from when I was a kid): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motel-Mysteries-David-Macaulay/dp/0395284252/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423256636&sr=8-1&keywords=motel+of+mysteries

Last Thursdayism:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omphalos_hypothesis
http://www.last-thursday.org/

Occam’s Razor: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/occam.html

Newton’s Flaming Laser Sword: https://philosophynow.org/issues/46/Newtons_Flaming_Laser_Sword

other razors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razor_(philosophy)

Interpreting the past (including us, when we become “the past”):

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/01/the-archaeology-of-the-future-part-2/56891
http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/1320hist&civ/chapters/01HIST.htm
http://bigthink.com/videos/how-will-future-historians-see-us-2
http://www.albany.edu/~scifraud/data/sci_fraud_3486.html

This American Life on people in the future: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/167/memo-to-the-people-of-the-future

The 15th century wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_century#Significant_people

conservation of energy: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/187240/conservation-of-energy

history of perpetual motion: http://www.hp-gramatke.net/perpetuum/english/page0020.htm

Why old computers and consoles turn yellow: http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/189

the Second Law of Thermodynamics: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/seclaw.html

Heat Death of the universe: http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae181.cfm

Good entropy resources:

http://entropysimple.oxy.edu/content.htm

http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2013/05/elusive-entropy/

Q: Why does the entropy of the universe always increase, and what is the heat death of the universe?


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