“The value of knowledge is lost when the lines between fact and fiction are blurred.”

“The value of knowledge is lost when the lines between fact and fiction are blurred.”

    • KQ’s
    • Does knowledge have to be fact to be beneficial.?
    • Are there any “true” facts that are completely independent from fiction?
    • Could the value of knowledge depend on what is being used for? – in some situations it may be beneficial to use fiction but some it might
    • Meaning of quote
    • The quote means that value of knowledge stems from it being facts. Therefore, knowledge must be completely true to have any value. The quote also states that if knowledge may be fiction than its value is lost
    • How might this link to either empathy or imagination?
    • Facts on their own dont make any sense imagination helps to make sense of the role of the facts in the greater history. Gaps have to be filled or else it means nothing. Especially in circumstances when facts are hidden or not evident. Its impossible to tell whether facts in history stem from the imagination of others. When one is not dealing with primary data. Consequently a lot of history involves some element of imagination



Seven Reasons of History

Everything in our society is a result of the past so understanding the past is only way to understand the present

A discovery of truth which helps mankind to improve itsele

Puts our present day relationships and values into contrast with the past

Learning of peoples independence in the past can help people continue  it today

Helps to place where society is today instead of just lost

Knowing what has distinguished a person or a society as a result of the past.

Sees how it is a result of the past and how they can project themselves in the future


I think the most important benefit is the fact that it helps us to understand our society today. Because without knowing how various aspects of our world were created are changed to be the way they are one can’t fully understand their purpose and value


I don’t believe that history repeats itself to such a significant enough effect that looking at the past will help us to predict what will happen in the future.