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  •  and i would like to add that (6+ / 0-)

    If you work in a technical field you will need to keep learning if you want to keep working. Technology changes. History, not so much.

    •  the same applies to law. however, I quibble with (6+ / 0-)

      your last sentence. If the GOP had its way, history would change, too. they are already attacking Madison, Jefferson, the reasons for the civil war, and more.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:22:14 PM PST

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    •  History does change. (2+ / 0-)
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      Particularly if the history taught was far too focused on when, where and what and the very important people. That was precisely what made history "boring" in far too many cases. One of the fascinating things in history over the last decades is how it has expanded into the lives of "little people" and cultural context for a far more interesting viewpoint.

      Science has given a window with archaeology of other than palaces and grand homes revealing more than just what the powerful recorded for "history" and some changes in views of events. An example of fairly recent history changing was opening of the best kept secret of World War II with  F.W. Winterbotham's book The Ultra Secret which opened the floodgates on the role of code breaking and a more general opening of the cover and deception efforts in Anthony Cave Brown's Bodyguard of Lies. Both were flawed works, but were the initial indicators of opening the closets that had held some real WW II secrets that most definitely changed the historical view of what actually happened.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 03:30:27 AM PST

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    •  Keeping up (0+ / 0-)

      I am an old guy, and my first experience with a personal computer was a Timex-Sinclair with 16K of RAM, back in 1980 or so, and thirty years later I have an Intel Quad-core with four terabytes of storage attached to cable Internet. "Who would ever need more than 640K?" I tell other oldsters to please try to keep up, or they'll just irritate people who have done so.

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