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