- Shermin Manalel
- Livonia, MI
- United States
Air Import Customer Service Agent, Panalpina World Transport I Pvt Ltd
Do you believe everything you read or hear? I want to discover and discern TRUTH.
With the onset of "open-source" innovations into our culture and the digital world, such as Wikipedia and Linux, society has the ability to create and manipulate ideas to their desire. How can we, as students and teachers, young and elderly, distinguish between fact and fiction? Historians use historical method basics, various forms of criticisms (higher, lower, internal, external), similar to the Scientific Method, to decipher the authenticity of oral and literary tradition; however, how do we know whether the initial interpretation in itself is not corrupted or skewed? Sir Winston Churchill stated, "History is written by the victor." If so, if one lives and the other passes, does the perspective of the living eclipse that of the deceased? Does it then become what we know as historical truth?