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Early Morning Ponderings - History ...can we trust it?

I'v made a decision to just vlog about whatever's in my head the moment I wake up...

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Comment by LtAdams2247 on June 23, 2010 at 3:05pm
History is more of an art than a science. I LOVE that statement. I'm gonna write that down if you don't mind ;-)
Comment by NatureJunkie on June 23, 2010 at 3:57pm
History is an ever-changing story told by many storytellers, but that doesn't make it fiction. I think you can trust historians as much as you can trust the disciplinarians of any other methodology of fact finding, as long as you accept that truth is ephemeral and changes with new information, and as long as you use your critical thinking skills in evaluating it. That's true of science as well as the arts.
Comment by photo2010 on June 23, 2010 at 9:12pm
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Quote from George Santayana

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