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Thread #59418 Message #2804563
Posted By: Little Hawk
06-Jan-10 - 02:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Yes, they had a powerful oral tradition, and it served them well. I think you would find that all societies who didn't use books (or something of that sort) had a strong oral tradition, and it's a very effective way of maintaining a culture. Matter of fact, I think people who learn by oral tradition develop better memory and concentration than those who learn from books...because you don't have to remember what's in a book...you can just go back and read it again if you forgot some part. With an oral tradition, you're more likely to remember all the parts in a story quite clearly once you've learned it.