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PrinceClock
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Gsheara
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Is the study of dead culture relevant to students in this modern era?

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Started: 11/9/2016 Category: Economics
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PrinceClock

Con

Ok, So round 1 starts with accepting the argument
Round 2 starts with your argument
Round 3 is argument and conclusions.
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Gsheara

Pro

All of the bases of our mathematics and sciences are founded in the ancient wisdom of cultures such as the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, and the Mayans. By neglecting these ancient people, we are also neglecting ancient knowledge. If one aims to be financially successful, he or she must only look back to the economics of ancient cultures. By finding out how trade worked in ports and merchants became rich centuries ago, one can become wealthy in the modern stock market. If one wishes to learn other languages or to study their own language, learning the Latin and Greek roots that are the bases for many English (and other languages) words. History is filled with persons who came from an unfortunate or poor family, and through their art and determination became some of the greatest people of all time. For example, Alexander Hamilton, America's first ever Secretary of Treasury and one of America's founding fathers, was born in a small island in the Caribbean. After immigrating to America and studying at modern-day Columbia University, he began down a path that would lead him to political and financial success. If one wishes to be successful politically, the great Emperors and politicians of Rome and even later ones in modern countries serve as a guide.
Finally, if we are to stop the bountiful flow of knowledge from one generation to the next, because it seems unimportant or irrelevant, at what point do we draw the line? At what point do we stop studying architecture and art because it isn't crucial to the schooling system? By putting a dam in this endless waterfall of learning, success, and wisdom, many important philosophy can be lost. Ending these studies leads down a slippery slope to cutting large portions of important knowledge from the ever-shrinking list of things we teach our children and learn ourselves.
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