Do you think anything humans do politically or socially will matter at all in 10000 years?
If humans are still alive in 10000 years I suppose they will benefit from the scientific advances we have now. Because they will keep evolving. But will sociology and political events of our era matter? Does it matter in our society that in 2000 BC Pharaoh Amenemhat I started his rule? Does anyone even care? So will anyone in 10000 years give a **** if Clinton or Trump becomes president? Will we even care?
None of it will matter to me, anyway. I'll be dead by then.
Interesting question, because you're asking if human history matters. I could go on for a while about history, but I'll stick to the short of it. Human history tells us where we've been, and how we've reached the place that we are currently. Does it matter now that Pharaoh Amenemhat I began his rule? Not necessarily. If I were curious to look though, I might be interested in knowing what happened during his time - did he move Egypt in a new direction or did he stay the current course? How did this impact Egypt immediately and in the longer run? And how did it impact Egypt's long term future - if it did. I view history as binding people from centuries past with people alive right now, an inescapable cause and effect scenario. Regards Clinton and Trump, it may not matter to people 10,000 years from now who became president of the US in 2016, but upon closer examination, they may find that the US president elected in 2016 either ushered in a new era or contributed to a cataclysmic series of events, the ripple effects still being felt.
While there's nothing we can do to alter the past, history does help us understand ourselves - who we really are and why our world looks the way it does.
Good stuff from Hxprof. Without an understanding of why history does matter we are far too prone to self-concern about the immediate. We easily come to the place of despair when we have no sweeping view of history, much less a detailed picture of it.
History also aids our understanding that we need the help our Creator God offers us. When I see these types of questions I am reminded of the theme of the book of Ephesians. Grasping what God is doing in the world through His Son Jesus the Christ is the beginning of searching out the rich, glorious fruit of this life and eternity.
I think history teaches us to steer away from things like religion and deities. Looking at history you'll quickly learn that religion has always obstructed and refrained advancement in science and physics, and with it, the evolution of mankind.
You're right on R. History also reveals mankind for what we are, and what God has done about what we are. God's love for us contrasts with our nature, but still, "While we were still enemies of God, Christ died for us".
For the first time in human history, we are giving people the ability to control the number of children they have and allowing people to enjoy marriage and sex without having children if they don't want to.
The end result is mass selection of those who don't want to have children out of the population. It is significant when traditionally 10% of women didn't have children due to infertility and now in the West, 20% don't have children, so 10% of the female population has self-selected out of the gene pool. Factor in those who don't want many children, another 10%, and in another two or three generations, the human race will have nearly bred out those who don't want/like kids.
The permission to have exclusively homosexual relations, too, is driving one or two percent of men out of the breeding population. Yes, a few homosexual men have children via surrogates or with lesbians, but that is a far smaller percentage than the men who would have otherwise married and had children but kept their sexual proclivities secret. The end result is that any genes or social conditions tied to homosexuality will be dramatically reduced over the next few generations, assuming another disease like AIDS coupled with the still significant homosexual promiscuity doesn't reduce their overall numbers again.
by capncrunch2 years ago
What would be wrong if President Obama were Muslim?Some seem to think it is an insult to President Obama to call him Muslim. Does it really matter whether his is or not?
by Caitlyn Booth14 months ago
Why is saying #AllLivesMatter considered racist?I see this everywhere: on Twitter, on forums, and on the news. I am asking this out of pure curiosity and confusion, because I don't see anything racist about the...
by Oztinato14 months ago
Why Can't Obama act "politically incorrect"?We've seen "the Donald's" lowering of the politically incorrect bar down to the gutter. For this Donald has been praised by many. Yet if Obama acts even...
by Randy Godwin2 months ago
With all of Trump's Intel agencies testifying before congress that the Russians meddled in the Presidential election, he has done nothing to prevent this from happening in the future. I cannot imagine any past...
by Steven Miller7 years ago
Do you think there are many "politically" motivated people who come here to Hubpages?To fulfill a right wing agenda? I just notice some people always comment, and vote down anything they perceive as liberal or...
by PrettyPanther2 months ago
What would you like to see accomplished this year?Mine:1) Bipartisan cooperation on a clean infrastructure bill.2) Trump resigns.3) Democrats win out in the midterm elections and take control of the House and Senate.4)...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.