To suggest that the ancestors of Africans being sold into slavery could have founded the underlying principles of the Arts, the Sciences, Literature, and even Religion was as revolutionary in Volney's day as it is today. However, it was not Volney's sole intent to stir the fires of revolution.
Volney's wrilings reveal his preoccupation with understanding the workings of the universe and the role man creates for himself in thai universe. It is dear to Volney thai someone, obviously not the Europeans of his time and certainty not the Greeks of so- called ancient time, had studied the universe and maslered many of its deepest secrets. Volney was unafraid to give deserved credit for this accomplishment to people darker than himself.