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Is studying the past relevant??

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Started: 6/11/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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freedom163

Pro

Studying the past is important.
Squishy_Pineapples

Con

I accept your challenge...
I will be endeavouring to prove the irrelevance history and the study of it why it is a waste of time
Debate Round No. 1
freedom163

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Squishy_Pineapples

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I'm sure there have been many times when countless high school students have sat, bored in a history class that has no relevance to their lives. History has little relevance to the modern world. Instead, I propose a different class. Instead of teaching history, teach on current issues. We do not need history to remind us of what to do and what not to do because our modern day problems are drastically different than those in history. Has anyone, at any point in history had to deal with Muslim terrorists with all of their modern capabilities? If you looked through every history text book ever written, do you think you'd find relevant information that can help us solve immigration, refugees, lack of funding for necessary government projects? That is because our problems can only be solved by focusing on modern issues and looking to the future. This is why studying the past is both irrelevant and unnecessary.
Debate Round No. 2
freedom163

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by GracieAlicia 2 years ago
GracieAlicia
Definitely! We need to study it to understand where we came from and how we got to the present day. It also helps us learn from mistakes and stop bad things from repeating etc.
Posted by Kryptic 2 years ago
Kryptic
ffs, these people and obvious debates, no one will accept them unless they're illiterate or bigoted. you just want quick points
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
import the ant!
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