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History, science, and trade 1

  1. 1. History, Science, and Trade Channing Shattuck
  2. 2.   What Is History? <ul><li>History is essentially the human story for what occurred in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Humans will believe unintentional or deliberate lies if we have an emotional reason for doing so. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, any story can be emphasized, edited, falsified, or fictionalized. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no one interpretation of a fact that is the Only Interpretation. </li></ul>
  3. 3.   What Is History? <ul><li>We see what our knowledge tells us we see </li></ul><ul><li>When our knowledge changes, our universe changes </li></ul><ul><li>Our version is the best there is (as everyone else thinks) </li></ul><ul><li>We use geometry and reason to come to rationale. </li></ul><ul><li>We all compromise so that we may have order from chaos. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Journey of Man <ul><li>Spencer Wells has concluded that all humans alive today have descended from a single human. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists are conflicting on the origin of man. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in sun exposure and location led to a gradual change in appearance. </li></ul><ul><li>While different disciplines disagree on the exact timing, they all help us learn more about our ancestors. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Journey of Man <ul><li>Blood holds the biological story of mankind. </li></ul><ul><li>Mankind started in Africa, and Spencer tracks it down to a single bushmen tribe. </li></ul><ul><li>There was a sudden explosion of intelligence in mankind nearly 70,000 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Africans traveled to Australia using the coastline. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Catastrophe <ul><li>Mankind’s existence has been changed multiple times when subjected to a catastrophe. </li></ul><ul><li>A major event happened that blotted out the sun for a long period of time globally. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists were puzzled to know if it was caused by a meteor, comet, or volcano </li></ul><ul><li>History of ancient civilizations, when similar can point to the truths of the past. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Catastrophe <ul><li>The plague was disastrous to the human population </li></ul><ul><li>Plague outbreaks are strongly related to geological catastrophes. </li></ul><ul><li>Epidemics change the population because they weed out those who cannot survive. </li></ul><ul><li>Religious and Political changes were spurred by such disasters. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many disciplines of science that can help determine what really happened. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Changing Interpretations of America's Past <ul><li>The Amazon was though to be an inhabitable place due to its hostile environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Settlements have been found that show a complex society. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately, disease carried by Europeans killed off these civilizations. </li></ul><ul><li>The Amazon is a hugely unresearched and undiscovered place. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Changing Interpretations of America's Past <ul><li>The Pilgrims were not the first to arrive in the Americas. </li></ul><ul><li>Scores of Indians died from diseases carried by the Europeans. </li></ul><ul><li>America may used to have been thriving with Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>Corn was an extremely adaptable and life saving crop that originated in the Americas. </li></ul><ul><li>Many scientists believe Indians had a far more greater effect on the land then previously thought. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The World & Trade <ul><li>In Columbus’ time, people realized the earth was round. </li></ul><ul><li>Norse settlers were probably the first to discover the Americas. </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim at this time was the reigning religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Religions were in constant conflict as they tried to gain more followers. </li></ul><ul><li>Many explorers exaggerated the wealth of the Americas. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The World & Trade <ul><li>Trade is the one motivation that brings all sorts of cultures together. </li></ul><ul><li>Trade firms stretched all over. </li></ul><ul><li>Trade caused many conflicts and battles. </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs had noble beginnings, being a common item to trade. </li></ul><ul><li>Indians traded all the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Potatoes were important crops as they were dexterous and adaptable. </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate was a food in constant trade as well. </li></ul>