Re: History

Nick Corduan (nickc@IQUEST.NET)
Tue, 29 Aug 1995 17:10:05 -0500


> I am the source and the original sentence read:
> "Should not a People's history and culture be in their own hands?"

My apologies for both the mis-quote and the mis-attribution of the quote.

> Facts are not facts .... truth is not truth. Facts and truth change
> frequently - even in sciences considerably "harder" than

I'm trying not to sound or be belligerent -- please believe me!!!!! -- but
could you give me one example of a truth or a fact that has changed?

> anthro/archeo. There are no absolutes, Nick.

If there are no absolutes, what is the point of science? If there are no
absolutes than nothing can be learned . . . nothing can be predicted . . .
nothing can BE.

> Well, I never said that history belonged to anyone ... only that the
> people involved have a right to create it if they wish, and at the
> very least participate in creating it if so desired.

I'm not *entirel* certain I know what you mean, but I think I do. If so, then
I am basically in agreement. To leave out the people who were involved in an
event in your study or report of that event is folly.


Nick Corduan                 "...there is as much dignity in tilling
     at                       a field as in writing a poem."
(                           --Booker T. Washington