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John Laughland, (who has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oxford and who has taught at universities in Paris and Rome, is a historian and specialist in international affairs) makes a fair statement about legislation protecting historical narratives. He made it though, because he didn't like EU legislation that seemed to equate The NSDAP and the Soviets.
Legislating to establish an ‘official’ view of history is seldom a good idea. History is a matter of living debate, study and interpretation, not written in the wooden language of the solemn edict, which only invites derision.
Yet this is what the European Parliament did last week when it voted a resolution on “the importance of remembrance for the future of Europe,” a text which proves that when legislators try to be historians, the result is just cheap propaganda.

The dangers of using legislatures to write history are even greater when, as in this case, the purpose of the resolution is polemical. The general idea of the text is that Europeans must remember their dreadful past in order not to repeat it in the future: everyone knows that the European project was born in the ruins of the Second World War.

But the goal of this resolution is to recalibrate the usual memory of the Nazis and the Holocaust...

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/469601-eu-reso ... itler-ww2/
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Combien de choses nous servoyent hier d’articles de foy,
qui nous sont fables aujourd’huy?


-- Michel de Montaigne. The Essays of Montaigne. Book I, ch. 27.

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Cal Sagan wrote:“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”
The above is a phrase given popular currency by Carl Sagan in the 1980's and 90's.

He was popularising a statement written in 1978 by a Professor of sociology at Eastern Michigan University:
“An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof”
— Marcello Truzzi, "On the Extraordinary: An Attempt at Clarification", Zetetic Scholar, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 11, 1978

In 1987, Marcello Truzzi wrote:"In science, the burden of proof falls upon the claimant; and the more extraordinary a claim, the heavier is the burden of proof demanded... Since the true skeptic does not assert a claim, he has no burden to prove anything."
~~ Marcello Truzzi, 'On Pseudo-Skepticism', Zetetic Scholar, 12/13, pp3-4, 1987

Pierre-Simon Laplace [1749 – 1827] had previously written:
"The weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim
must be proportioned to its strangeness."


David Hume wrote in 1748:
"A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence".

The idea represented by these statements is central to the scientific method,
and is a key issue for critical thinking, rational thought and skepticism on whatever topic or subject matter.
The modern scientific approach relies on the empirical paradigm of falsifiability.
That is, that for any theory or understanding to be accepted as factual, it must be able to withstand attempts at falsification. This applies to all aspects of empirical reality. Including recent history.
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''The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the Axe, for the Axe was clever and convinced the Trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.''

-- Turkish proverb.

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TheGodfather wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:51 pm
''The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the Axe, for the Axe was clever and convinced the Trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.''

-- Turkish proverb.
Excellent quote
''The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the Axe, for the Axe was clever and convinced the Trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.''
Genau so funktioniert jüdische Täuschung. Deshalb gehören sie nicht zu den Menschen.


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been-there wrote:
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Do you have evidence of this? Where are the eye witness testimonies? Yeshua rose from the grave looking very grave indeed and said he would be back and we are still waiting. You have made a claim now proof is needed. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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On the necessity of providing direct quotations of someone's words.
been-there wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:28 pm
Aeon wrote:
Turnagain wrote:...instead you pretend that the holocaust never happened. I'm sure any real Nazi would spit on such a dishonorable wretch. They were proud of the holocaust, and now you try to nullify their great efforts!.
Erm... who exactly is saying 'the holocaust never happened'?
Can you provide a verifiable reference for any reputable revisionist saying or writing this? A quotation from anyone?



On the NON-necessity of providing direct quotations of my words.
been-there wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:46 am
why would I need to quote them?
My how things change in two and a half years. :lol:

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