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Taleb AlDris says
Julie McFarland says
True! Would you say that Columbus discovered America?
I would say that its wholly impossible to discover something where other people have already lived for hundreds of thousands of years
JMc, I haven't looked at history textbooks lately but I do hope they have modified the information. When we know better we should do better. Thanks JMc!
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Tamara Wilhite says
I think the Internet helps us to look at diverse points of view. When I was in school, all we had was the textbook and the teacher.
I'm not sure that the internet is always a reliable source of information. It's important to cross-check and reference things prior to just believing what you read, whether it's in a book, in a classroom or on the internet.
Absolutely JMc. You have to know how to validate sources. The thing is that everything is at your finger tips as opposed to sitting on library shelves. The site's value is dependent on the creators and info disseminators.
you also have to consider bias. Those with a theistic swing are biased in one direction, and one with a purely atheistic swing may be biased in the other direction.
Ah! JMc, did you really say that! :=)
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I was taught that Christians came to America because they wanted freedom to practice their religion. While teaching at a school in a Jewish community, I overheard a teacher tell students that Christians came to America to spread their religion. 1 ex