Humanities History – guest post by Tony Kohler 

Rhetoric Askew

Chapter 1

Humanities History

(We’ve got to start somewhere, right?)
“To know your future, you must know your past.” George Santayana, a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist from Spain. Now I am not going to go all Three Pillars of Zen with you; but understand, this quote holds to be true. Even Carl Sagan, the American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist…and so on, stated that, “You have to know the past to understand the present.”

Despite all the anthropologists, the archeologists, historians, and endless researchers of this planet’s history, we can only come to a level of understanding that our human brain can wrap around. How exactly far back can we go? How far can we embrace without our minds being blown and we end up with purple brain dust everywhere? Humanity can speculate and if our brains can justify it to be true, then it is true and we…

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Humanities History – guest post by Tony Kohler 

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