Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath
|March 15, 2014||Posted by Anthony Horvath under All Books, All by Horvath, Latest Releases, Latest Releases by Horvath|
- Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath
- Kindle Edition | Smashwords
- ISBN: 9781311028204
- Word Count: 4,720
- Genre: Satire, history
A budding scholar gets sent to a hidden building on the campus to meet Chronos, the keeper (and destroyer) of old facts. What he learns from Chronos will make him re-think everything he thinks he knows.
Is it chronological snobbery, or is it just good scholarship?
"Chronos and Old Facts" is a story I wrote reflecting on certain trends in academia. One gets the distinct impression that many scholars are not really interested in truth, but rather fame and prestige, and information, facts, and evidences are merely means to that end. How does one come to have an accurate view of things if the people providing the fodder for consideration can't be trusted to fairly present and represent the data?