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There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know. Options
Daemon
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
RoadRunner
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 12:22:28 AM

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I agree with the second half of the quote, but disagree with the first part. There are many new inventions and discoveries.
gerry
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 2:11:27 AM
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How about the unknown oceans
pag asa
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 4:09:22 AM

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Iguess it is in human nature to keep looking for something that is not there, reason why we tend to overlook what is already before us.
JMV
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:12:10 AM

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What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

- Ecclesiates 1:9


There is, however, as Mr. Bierce points out, plenty left right under our noses that remains to be explored, experienced, and understood.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:17:18 AM

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Everything that is, derived from that which already was.

Bully_rus
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 9:24:00 AM
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For forgetful people, there's much more new in this world than for others...
dahmed63
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:18:00 AM

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I totally agree there is nothing new under the sun but there are a lot of old things that don't know.Each day if not second there is something we did knew of its existence is discovered in different fields . For in this second there is a scientist looking at something we didn't know under his microscope.While the other is discovering a simpler chemical equation that makes x material more abundant and cheaper.
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 11:28:33 AM

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Well formulated. Witty and to the point, as it always is the case with Ambrose G. Bierce.
Anthony7877
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 12:08:16 PM

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Just commenting my way out of the newbie rank...Whistle
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 3:34:50 PM

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There could be an endless debate about whether or not there is anything new. New inventions are based on truths which where always there, albeit undiscovered. Mathematics itself is a discovery, not an invention.
Verbatim
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:33:56 PM
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Daemon wrote:
There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Lots of old things that we don't know
Keep piling up under the sun, but way below.
Nothing new to behold in its glare
'xept the usual bland bill of fare.



kaori
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:57:08 PM
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There are tons of things new to me in the world, which have been existed there for a long long time. And there still be so many things that I will not come across in my life, and they do keep existing in the world.
Carolina Dias
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 11:53:22 PM

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I totally agree
pedro
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015 6:51:43 AM

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I agree with everybody
Verbatim
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015 5:06:26 PM
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Except to correct my typo above, this quotation is telling of human failure to see the novelty in the old things which have yet to be revealed to our interest and curiosity.
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