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History: history is the set of past events captured and illustrated by people. The general limitation of processing and presentation resources is linked to the fact that relevance plays a central role in the representation. History also differs from the past - which encompasses the totality of past events – in that it is re-written over and over again by re-evaluating the relationships between events and their relevance. See also past, memory, future, society, progress.

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Ernst Mayr on History - Dictionary of Arguments

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E. M. Carr (Humanist) (1961) 5 Differences History/Science:
1. History: Special, Science: General
2. History does not teach lessons
3. History, unlike science, makes no predictions.
4. History subjective, science: objective.
5. History, unlike science, also touches religious and moral questions.


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Mayr I
Ernst Mayr
This is Biology, Cambridge/MA 1997
German Edition:
Das ist Biologie Heidelberg 1998


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