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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. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. The Students Learn Absolutely Nothing

    Computer Looking back on the past 20th century, we human beings have every reason to take pride in all those great achievements. We have conquered many diseases, launched satellites, and invented mobile phones...  However, the advent of computer, together with the internet, is considered the...

  7. Emerson Constructed Response

    , that the world exists for you. For you is the phenomenon perfect." Each man is capable of using the natural world to achieve spiritual understanding. Just as men in the past explored universal relations for themselves, so may each of us, great and small, in the present: "All that Adam had, all that...

  8. Elderly

    doesn’t happen like that today. In the past, elderly people were treated with much respect and they were viewed as ‘precious pearls’ in the communities because of their knowledge and wisdom. Because of the fact that they are older and wiser than we are, their advice to us was more useful. Of course...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  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. 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...

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

    through the column to understand it clearly. It is obviously seen that the television is beneficial to the audiences so much. It gives us the world, other cultures, other people, languages and ideas. It introduces us to knowledge. The television is not only provides many types of programs with interesting...

  16. Technology

    living and interactions to our environment. With the increasing of scientific knowledge, there will be an increase also to the rate of technological development. Developing of technologies in different periods may help us to understand and know better about their importance. Technology includes...

  17. 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...

  18. Stop the Lynching

    guaranteed slave owners complete control of their black slaves. If conducted 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...

  19. Evolution

    homework because of the positive effects of such technologies on the students’ efficiency and productivity. Besides, Technologies have made knowledge and information more accessible popularizing activities that were reserved to rich and wealthy people in the past. As...

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

    . However, although citizens fear that their privacy and 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...

  21. Architecture contrast

    buildings is useful because it leads us to understand how entering a building or being part of a building can apply emotions that we think comes from nowhere and forces we think we have no control of. The reality is that buildings are made for us to experience these emotions that could influence our...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. A Goal in Life

    History, Furay and Salevouris identify two additional uses of history. By exposing us to the "foreign country of the past" (and to actual foreign cultures of today), history can help us develop tolerance and open-mindedness and "perhaps, rid ourselves of some of our inherent cultural provincialism...

  30. Illiteracy

    more importantly giving the right to it. All these important people of our past and their views on education made it possible to have the great education system we have today. Nowadays anyone in the country has the opportunity to a free education by going to a public school. Our schools are filled...