(Frontpage) -- Human beings think with words. We express our thoughts with words.
What truly differentiates humans from all other creatures is our ability to use language and preserve our thoughts in writing, thereby enabling us to pass down our knowledge from one generation to the next. This is why the study of history is so important, but it is not only history that is passed from generation to generation but knowledge in general.
We often say that “There is no need to reinvent the wheel.” Consider that if not for written language, each generation would, in effect, be forced to reinvent the wheel and all other forms of technology.
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The study of history can help keep us from making the same tragic mistakes, but only if history is accurately written.