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Originally posted by badmedia
Nothing. Because if you go back and change something like that, then the lesson that provided will just be carried to something else.
The error in this kind of thinking is that if you go and kill Hitler before he did all that, then what you are doing is keeping that lesson from being learned. The same thing will just happen under someone else.
Take slavery for example. Absolutely horrible. However, if slavery had not happened, then people wouldn't know how horrible it was. And so it would only be a matter of time before it happened again. Hopefully, that kind of slavery is gone for the most part. We still have economic slavery today, but that is another story.
I do believe things happen for a reason. So if you take away the event, the reason will still be there.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
I’d go back in time and prevent all the great libraries of antiquity from being destroyed, that way we could have some of the great stories and knowledge that has been lost of mankind’s true past.
I would love to read what all the great philosophers read and studied and could you imagine all the lost science and maps from our ancient past that was destroyed or lost?
Makes me sick
[edit on 12-1-2009 by SLAYER69]