Responding to Ignorance

Our Contributions are Many

By Joaquin Castor
Published on LatinoLA: June 9, 2006

Responding to Ignorance

In response to the article: United States Has a Right (American Pride)
By Jan P. Gomez, PhD. Education | Web Published 5.26.2006 at


In your article, you stated that, "I cannot find any significant historical information where Mexico has contributed "positively" to better the world."

Here are some Historical contributions from OUR ancestors:

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations

Between 1800 and 300 BC, complex cultures began to form. Some matured into advanced Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations such as the: Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, Huaxtec, Purepecha, Toltec, and Mexica (a.k.a.Aztecs). All of them flourished in various stages of development for nearly 4,000 years before first contact with Europeans.

Check this out!!

These indigenous civilizations are credited with many inventions in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, writing, highly accurate calendars, fine arts, intensive agriculture, engineering, building pyramid-temples, an abacus calculation, a complex theology, and the wheel. Without any draft animals, however, the wheel was used only as a toy.

In other words...



About Joaquin Castor:
Joaquin is proud of his Mexican ancestry

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