A mistaken inference based on technological progress

Because science and technology have been advancing, people gain a bias for what is more recent: the more recent the book, blog post, and so on, the more valuable it is thought to be.

The mistake: this does not apply to art or the humanities in general, i.e., it is fairly obvious that in literature, painting, music, and so on, things are not getting better. If anything, they are tending towards devolution.

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