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Old June 18th 07, 17:36   #25
puzzle
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Re: First Ones Technology

Well, the case of Archimedes from Syracuse does speak somewhat contrary to that. He was well halfway to understanding simple energy weapons, even if the only available power source was the Sun.

Given a rifle, they certainly wouldn't have reverse engineered trinitrotoluene... but they could have started making steam catapults, or if they'd have been lucky enough to know a quick-burning powder, then crude gunpowder cannons.

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