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Bakosh
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Weiler
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Can we trust in history?

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Weiler
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/2/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bakosh

Con

My position is against. I don't strongly trust in history. people who are working with the history write only likelihood, or their opininon. when you don't have proof, how you can trust in history. it is just fool things which were written in the history.
Weiler

Pro

Histories are written several ways, with varying levels of reliability. Generally one can trust a historical account written by eyewitnesses, if they have no compelling reason to lie. Other accounts are written from evidence in the historical record, whether they be textual or archeological. A history written by a careful investigator not writing to advance an agenda but only to inform and entertain can be trusted.
Debate Round No. 1
Bakosh

Con

History is the thing which happened in the past. First of all, we can say about ancient time, it may be true if scientists have any proof document for it, but it is also 50-50 in trust. Secondly, nobody will write that their country had lost the battle, and we teach our youth with their conception.
Weiler

Pro

"History is the thing which happened in the past." - Duh.

"First of all, we can say about ancient time, it may be true if scientists have any proof document for it, but it is also 50-50 in trust." - Are you suggesting historians are just making up good stories. There are many extant ancient texts, attesting to the events of the past.

"Secondly, nobody will write that their country had lost the battle," - There are numerous reports where the Union lost battles in the civil war. Many accounts of lost American battles in both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. German textbooks reflect the loss of their country in World War II.

"and we teach our youth with their conception" - Not really sure what that means.
Debate Round No. 2
Bakosh

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
Bakosh

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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