There is something to be said for the idea that coral belongs to the classical age.
The simple interpretation of this statement elicits the response, "Then why don't we live in the age of plastic?"
And the simple answer to that is that we are part of history.
But the complex response is that history is largely invented.
And the history that exists now is an accumulation of objects from previous ages.
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