Science, Reverse Engineering Reality Since
— D. Paul Lynge.
Some try to say that about Religion, but They’ve just been making it up out of whole cloth.
The earliest records we have of western civilization come from the Mesopotamia, around 3500BCE. They had developed clay tables, used primarily (AFAWK) to record what they had lying around at the time, like Oxen, Grains, children, and the positions of stars (aka astrology).Interestingly enough, writing was invented concurrently with cryptography. The Capital letter “A”, for example, was presented to me as the image of an Oxen, turned upside down, or on it’s side. Aleph, A Phoenician
word for Oxen, is where we got the name for our letter symbol group.