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InvisibleBallots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-22-04 02:07 PM
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6. hey, Ann Coutler has lots of footnotes in her books!
So what? Unfortunately, the "sources" often used in modern history are not factual sources. The simple example - much, much of the "scholarly studies" of ancient Rome are just rewrites of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - footnoted as such. Doesn't really mean much at all.

Now as to going back to the "original sources" of history - for instance, Thucydides - the question remains - is Thucydides history, or mythology? Did the events described in Thucydides actually happen, or were they mythological, or fiction? Was Thucydides actually written during the time we suppose it was? What evidence do we have for this claim?

An academic monograph that's based on Thucydides will be 100% FALSE if Thucydides is in fact, mythology and fiction, as opposed to an actual record of facts.
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  -History: Fiction or Science? by Anatoly Fomenko InvisibleBallots  Dec-22-04 12:23 PM   #0 
  - Just because we have no documents from the period of ancient  lutherj   Dec-22-04 12:52 PM   #1 
  - actually, there is a big, big difference  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 01:04 PM   #2 
     - there is no such thing as an "unbroken consistent record"  imenja   Dec-22-04 02:11 PM   #7 
     - er, that's not the issue really  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 02:24 PM   #9 
     - So are you saying that some incredibly prodigious and uncannily  lutherj   Dec-23-04 11:57 AM   #21 
        - what, one scholar?  InvisibleBallots   Dec-23-04 12:08 PM   #22 
        - So you are saying that Star Trek is FICTION???  InvisibleBallots   Dec-23-04 12:18 PM   #23 
  - history is an art, neither science nor fiction  imenja   Dec-22-04 01:49 PM   #3 
  - history can be true, or false - right, or wrong  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 02:03 PM   #5 
     - obviously  imenja   Dec-22-04 02:15 PM   #8 
        - no, what those facts mean is a different question  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 02:27 PM   #10 
           - I'm afraid you simply don't know what history is  imenja   Dec-22-04 02:39 PM   #12 
              - oh, okay, then nevermind  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 02:44 PM   #14 
                 - as I began, history is an art  imenja   Dec-22-04 03:26 PM   #16 
                 - okay then, forget I said "History" - let's talk Chronology  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 05:38 PM   #18 
                 - Please remember that education is meant to open your mind, not close it  imenja   Dec-22-04 04:20 PM   #17 
                    - really? The purpose of education is NOT to close your mind?  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 05:41 PM   #19 
                       - Octavio Paz  imenja   Dec-23-04 12:14 AM   #20 
                          - "I don't see evidence that your mind is open to different ideas"  InvisibleBallots   Dec-23-04 07:48 PM   #24 
                             - fair enough  imenja   Dec-23-04 08:16 PM   #25 
  - also, the source information you rightly request is available in footnotes  imenja   Dec-22-04 02:02 PM   #4 
     - hey, Ann Coutler has lots of footnotes in her books!  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 02:07 PM   #6 
        - Ann Coulter is not a historian  imenja   Dec-22-04 02:29 PM   #11 
           - please read my post again  InvisibleBallots   Dec-22-04 02:39 PM   #13 
              - Academic presses, truth, sources, and Ann Coulter  imenja   Dec-22-04 03:10 PM   #15 

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