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The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
In earlier times they had no statistics and so they had to fall back on lies. Hence the huge exaggerations of primitive literature, giants, miracles, wonders! It's the size that counts. They did it with lies and we do it with statistics: but it's all the same.
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