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Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
>> "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:    ***To me, "history" on
> any level...family (aka genealogy), local, state/provincial, national,
> international or ANY subset of any of those has an important function! It tells
> us where we WERE...where we ARE...how we got from the former to the latter...and
> what can be extrapolated therefrom as far as possible futures!
>>   Are you suggesting that history can be a guide to the future? If so, how so?
> Playing devil's advocate, one could argue that knowledge of history is,
> primarly, a good guide to understanding human nature. Is there more to it than
> that?
> Well, I forget whom I am quoting...but the applicable quotation is,
> "Those who are ignorant of history are thus condemned to repeat it"...
> 
> Steven C. Barr
> 
> 
I always preferred "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to take 
trigonometry."

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