The Story of That Famous Female Physician From Ancient Egypt Is Actually Wrong

17 DEC 2019

Merit Ptah. In recent decades, the name of this ancient Egyptian doctor, said to have lived nearly 5,000 years ago, has become a figurehead of women in science, technology, maths, and engineering (STEM).

„She is credited as being the „first woman known by name in the history of science“. But there’s a bit of a problem – Merit Ptah probably didn’t exist. Not as described, at any rate.“ (…)

Kommentar GB:

Das ist egal, denn in heutigen postmodernen Zeiten kommt es bloß auf das jeweilige „Narrativ“, also den Schwindel an. Und auf den berufen sich dann die Narren.