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60 Free Essays on Is Knowledge Of The Past Useful For Us Today

  1. Importance of History

    43. “The most important reason for studying history is not that knowledge of history can make us better people or a better society but that it can provide clues to solving the societal problems that we face today.” The issue of most important reason for studying history is complex and...

  2. Sustainability Issue

    different societies, archaeology can now be used not only to describe the world and its inhabitants as it once was and is today, but also to change it. The study and preservation of material evidence of our past is instrumental for our future—the past holds many secrets that we have yet to unlock, and that may hold vital information to help us survive the changing world we face today. ...

  3. Issue

    I was once wondering about a question “Is the ability to read and write more important today than in the past?” I remember that I took my time, served myself with a cup of iced tea, lit up a cigarette, and began to think about it. I came to the conclusion that in the current world these abilities...

  4. Pragmatist Approach to Truth

    present is, the past was also. The "absolute truth," something that will never change (i.e. 1+1 will ALWAYS equal 2), is a point where we aspire all of our temporary truths to converge. We live today for what we hold true to be true today. Tomorrow it may be proven false just as the world being...

  5. Essay

    that Darwin did (Wallace) was deemed superior—a better candidate for law school or even a business promotion. Knowledge of historical facts has been used as a screening device in many societies, from China to the United States, and the habit is still with us to some extent. Unfortunately, this use...

  6. Learning from the Past

    us. The first president of the United States of America, George Washington stated, “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience” (Washington). History provides a near endless amount of knowledge that can...

  7. history

    perhaps because they can be useful to him in this respect that he tolerates their existence. (Samuel Butler) It is not the literal past, the "facts" of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language. (Brian Friel) History and myth are two aspects of a kind of grand...

  8. Alex Lazarev

    were less protected from illnesses? Nowadays, we have the bigger variety of diseases than in the past. Therefore, the major part of the medicines that we have today would be completely useless hundred years ago. Statistics based on the historical data is a useful mean that helps us understand the...

  9. Studying Humanities: a Waste of Time?

    Some may say that studying humanities, namely degrees like Philology or History, is not as useful as studying more pragmatic degrees like Economics or Engineering. Humanities are thought to be good for general knowledge, but unpractical and more often than not leading to poorly paid jobs the...

  10. Evolution

    and ongoing technological race that has lead humanity to one of its most prosperous and richest stages of its long existence. Today, technology plays more than ever a major role in our daily life, putting information and other vital services in anybody’s range...

  11. George Orwell's 1984: Comparing Government Then and Now

    personal freedoms may be in jeopardy with today’s increasingly unkind world, our rights as people in the United States allow us to have no fear of the government of 1984 existing today. Initially, any curious or educated citizen who is aware of the Patriot Act passed by the Bush Administration following...

  12. Max Xu

    useful starting point for exploring whether Henri Fayol's contribution is relevant today. Henri Fayol was fifth on the list of key contributors suggesting to review the past while analyzing its impact on modern business. 8. McLean , J, 2011,Manager: British Journal of...

  13. 5.04 Modern Science

    all around us everyday, but we don’t understand how helpful this invention is and how useful the light bulb is for us in our daily living 4. Albert Einstein – Theory of Relativity We organize our day by time, something that we never really understood until Albert Einstein showed us through science...

  14. Book That Left Unforgettable Impact on My Life

    all parts but now I am going to describe those which I like most. The first is, "Fundamental facts you should know about worrying". This part tells that most of the time we worry about past and future rather than our present. This kind of situation creates more complications for us because we...

  15. Kotler

    Thought: No organisation can survive for long if it is not a learning organisation 5) Participative management: an excerpt A snapshot today shows us a profession on the cusp, fully feeling the tensions of the fault line as it tries to sort its way into the future. I’d like to focus on 5 of the...

  16. Isreali Conflict

    terrorism from the Palestinian people. This source is useful because it shows the other side of the story, compared to source H It also shows us that the Israeli's are in those areas for a reason the reason being that the Palestinians terrorist are trying to attack the Israel village and towns with...

  17. EssayKnow

    contains interesting things. Internet is one of the greatest inventions of human history. When old does not have internet, humans can be difficult to share the necessary information useful life, thanks to the internet, today we know a lot of things good. We need to know to take advantage of the internet...

  18. Benefits of Scientific Knowledge on Health and Behavior

    the ratio of mortality in year 1999 in comparison with the past, we would come to know that these diseases couldn't affect more than some thousands of human lives. As the most descriptive condition of humans, health is very important factor for us. Without health we can't survive or by having a bad...

  19. Why Study History?

    Why study history? -To know about our past (archaeology) -to learn from our past mistakes - History helps us understand change -to broaden our knowledge People live in the present and they plan for and worry about the future. History, however, is the study of the past. Given all the demands...

  20. Science a Blessing or A Curse

    to study various organisms in an effort to recognize the root cause of diseases, are also invented by the scientists. The invention of microscope has helped us to observe the tiniest of germs. It is now indispensable for studying different types of germs and examining the blood and so on. Science...

  21. Attitudes of an Effective Science Teacher

    pattern of classroom interaction with the learners. Beside the student, the teacher is a very important factor in the learning process. His preparation must be geared towards meeting the demand for effectiveness. The knowledge he acquires must go beyond the knowledge of the children he teaches...

  22. Elderly

    Elderly The Elderly today do not receive the same kind of care and respect as in times past. According to the Oxford Dictionary (2002), elderly is defined as an old person or a person who has aged. Dictionary.com defines elderly as some one nearing old age or a person being past middle age and approaching...

  23. Historical Research

    see that what we do today is specifically rooted in the past. Understanding this can add perspective on how we examine current events and educational practices. It can also show us that we do not need to continually reinvent the wheel because we should always start with what history tells us...

  24. Stop the Lynching

    properly, all slaves would be controlled for the next 300 years. This method was only to last for 300 years, however apart of his ideology still exist today in our actions and every day decisions. It’s meaning has evolved as time progressed, from mentally controlling slaves to physically abusing them. ...

  25. A Goal in Life

    sure of it. I came up with a plan. While continuing donations, I could help the people by providing them education and health care. Once I have more knowledge about medicine, mathematics, science, Urdu, English, and history I could teach them these things myself. This way they will be able to sustain themselves...

  26. ACC 290 Complete Class Work

    your opinion, which financial statement is the most important? Explain why. How would the financial statements be useful to managers and employees? How would the financial statements be useful to investors and creditors? ACC 290 Week 1 DQ 2 What are debits and credits? How are debits and credits used...

  27. sociology

    paradigms are beneficial in promoting new studies and expand the world of epidemiology. First Article The article written by Susser talks about the past discoveries done through epidemiology studies and through researches. Giving a background to the body of the article, was very helpful to understand...

  28. Technology

    which helps us humans in our daily works. Development of technologies occur when we often use them and finding out their new and fresh features of its uses for us. Its development somehow affects our way of living and interactions to our environment. With the increasing of scientific knowledge, there will...

  29. Illiteracy

    But with all the opportunities we have today, the percent of illiteracy in America should be much less. No one in America should have the inability to read or write. We are provided with such good education nowadays because of some important people in the past like Horace Mann, Noah Webster, and Thomas...

  30. The Convenience of 21st Century Have Made Life Easier

    The convenience of 21st century have made life easier In the 21st century, we can do everything to facilitate our lives more than the past because there are many facilities to achieve our needs, and it is believed that we can go further more than this. Although we know that it is very hard to equal...