Then, there is the history of bad innovations that are supposed to create positive results. Most textbooks do not include the following innovations:
• The Romans cut the Achilles tendon of conquered soldiers. These soldiers would never be able to fight Rome again.
• The Nazis created innovative ways of killing thousands of people at the same time by burning them.
• Catholic priests in the Middle Ages innovated and made themselves wealthy by selling indulgences. Such money making would make contemporary fundraisers green with envy.
• The Spanish conquistador Cortez landed near Veracruz, Mexico and after a short time of finding no riches but many mosquitoes, his men started grumbling and wanted to go home. ...