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Time and time again - a discussion of the use of historical knowledge.
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Posted 8/11/07
^ Yes, I've realized this. I answered the question thinking it was a technical question. However, Ed gave me a well thought explanation, therefor I retract my previous answer.
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Posted 8/12/07
1.hmm it probely repeats its self

2.Sure why not it's fun-I get chills when i hear of the past

3.I think it's primary source, secondary source, and something else

4.everything in Our lives are guided by history.

5.History is desided by the victors, so it's only half of the story.
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Posted 8/12/07

Linkx wrote:


edsamac wrote:


Linkx wrote:
What counts as history?
Anything done in the past.


Not necessarily. So the day I slipped on a burrito and broke my leg is considered History? It is part of the past, but it does not necessarily reflect upon something that can be considered as "History".


Imo, yes. There is many theories of what history really is.

his·to·ry /ˈhɪstəri, ˈhɪstri/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[his-tuh-ree, his-tree] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -ries.
1. the branch of knowledge dealing with past events.

Imo, History = Past. That's just my opinion however.




SeraphAlford wrote:


Being a 9/11 conspiracist


Nine Eleven conspiracist? My, my…



Something wrong with that?




No. Nothing wrong with that. Just reminded me of a rather amusing cartoon I watched recently.

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Posted 8/12/07
Wars will happen because it is the nature of Man to slay...in ignorance if not in wrath...History will repeat itself because we will never learn ...Wars were never for anything else but property, no matter what reason it was carried out... the pull of greed will always be too strong for us to handle...and so we fall on justifying the things we do...that's when we do it all over again.

Oh and about edsamac slipping on a burrito...I think it's history...personal history...but history nontheless...
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Posted 11/15/07

henz_lan wrote:

Does history repeat itself?




If it doesnt, what do you call WW1 and WW2?
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Posted 11/15/07

skygod333 wrote:


henz_lan wrote:

Does history repeat itself?




If it doesnt, what do you call WW1 and WW2?
what do you mean?

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Posted 12/5/07
Dunno....
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Posted 12/8/07
maybe
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Posted 12/8/07
maybe..]
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25 / F / Peru :)
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Posted 12/9/07
it does repeat it self if hitler had read napoleon's story and history he wouldnt have lost
or maybe he read it and didnt care he as he beleived he was inmortal
but the point is that it does repeat
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25 / M / Earth =)
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Posted 12/9/07
History helps us see why this world is so screwed up XD It gives us precedence to look back on, and hopefully if we ever find ourselves in a similar situation, we can see what not to do. The world's a learning process lol
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25 / F / manila, philippines
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Posted 12/9/07
hmmm... yes I think history does repeat itself... but if history repeat try to use another approach... can you consider it as part of repeating history??? when I was in my primary days in school.. I was part of our school news paper and we join competitions... I'm on to photojournalism.. I won the 2nd place and continue to the region.. but I fail to get into the nationals because I lose.. but when I was in highschool I also compete.. and then I again I won the same position... and then again... I continue to the region... but as what I experience before.. I didn't get into the nationals... and the same with other things.. actually for me.. If you fail twice its not your fault but if you fail thrice... It was already your fault... just consider it as a learning experience.. so if that will happen again... you know how to handle things... so the happenings from the past will not happen again...
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Posted 12/10/07
History does not repeats itself literally, but of a more different way.

It is just similiar to something that had happened, it isn't repeated.

I don't think learning history is any good, it just tells us how we ended up being in this state and all.

The past is already over, so it's not important.
The future hasn't arrived, so it's not important.
What's important is what we do now, in the present.
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Posted 12/10/07
wars repeat cuz of dum leaders
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