Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Chinese Invented Golf? I don't THINK so!!
Is it too much for a little common sense in the Press?
Now we get the MSM falling for propaganda from the Chicoms who, in their arrogance, are now trying to claim they invented the game of golf!
ANCIENT paintings allegedly proving the Chinese invented the game of golf 1000 years ago are to go on display in Hong Kong.
The pictures from the 13th and 14th centuries show Chinese noblemen hitting balls into holes with clubs that look remarkably similar to modern golf clubs.
The paintings will go on display in an exhibition titled Ancient Chinese Pastimes in Hong Kong's Heritage Museum from March to June, the South China Morning Post reported.
Golf is widely believed to have been invented by the Scots in the 15th century but some Chinese historians argue that the game was being played in China by the year 945.
They point to evidence of a game called "chuiwan" - "chui" meaning to hit and "wan" meaning ball - and say the game was taken to Europe by Mongolian travellers.
Chief curator of the Hong Kong museum Tom Ming said: "The game shown in these drawings is very similar to modern day golf. (This is) very strong evidence that we invented the game."
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Sorry to disappoint ya, MSMers, but until the Chinese can present solid proof that the Scots were influenced by an ancient Chinese game, a game that was seen hundreds of years before -- and not SINCE -- the Scots began to create golf, we have to conclude that this is just another one of these coincidences that shows that man thinks like other men.
It is not uncommon to see various and far flung cultures of men creating similar games, art styles, similar social structures, and similar religious constructs throughout time. Some were influenced by each other. Many are not and are merely a result of a commonality in the way man thinks and reacts to his fellows.
Let's not allow the Chinese to steal golf like they have stolen their entire technical infrastructure!
-Warner Todd Huston