Sunday, May 17, 2009

History's Revolving Door

2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.


1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.


1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.


1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.


1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.


2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.