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glueman When does living history end? (28) RE: When does living history end? 09 Apr 12

One of the problems with history is professional historians. Unlike say, scientists, who have institutional inertia towards the conclusions of previous scientists and heretical banishment for anyone who differs even slightly from their conclusions, historians are obliged to re-write history as soon as they adopt academic status. There are no career prospects in saying, 'I agree with everything else that's been written' so they must problematise every detail to make their professional mark, even if it means distortion and misrepresentation in doing so.

It's one of the reasons I mistrust scientists and historians.

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