Since there was no pictures, much less videos. How can we be sure that people from ancient history like Christopher Columbus, Micheal Angelo or even Ben Franklin really existed. Obviously there isn't any visual proof. How do we know that someone didn't just make them up?
How do we know they really existed?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/31/2013|
[quote] Obviously there isn't any visual proof.
Not true, OP.
Ben Franklin was brought into the 20th century by Samantha Stevens on "Bewitched".
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/28/2013|
Are you a troll OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/28/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/28/2013|
They were documented and seen in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/28/2013|
My bad. I believe that it was actually Aunt Clara who made Ben Franklin appear.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/28/2013|
OP how do we know you dont exist? I need visual proof to convince me.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/28/2013|
How do you know Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie actually exist?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/28/2013|
OK, OP, quiet time for you. Get out your blankee and take your nap, sweetie.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/28/2013|
Indeed, poor dearie seems a bit piqued
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/28/2013|
Ben Franklin's picture is on all the 20 dollar bills and have been since the American Revolution.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/28/2013|
OP is the "Stupid Question" troll. Please stop feeding it.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/28/2013|
A lot of them left a documented legacy in their works. If you really want to ask that question, ask it about jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/28/2013|
duh, r12, Jesus wrote the Bible.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/28/2013|
Not really. he is a character in that particular mythology, but he did not write it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/28/2013|
Michael Angelo definitely exists. He sat behind me in 9th grade English.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/28/2013|
I lived next to a Donna Tello in Brooklyn. She was real.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/28/2013|
R15, good, but did Micheal Angelo?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/28/2013|
Michael Angelo's frozen Italian entrees are available in our local grocery store. He's got a good business going.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/28/2013|
We know all these people existed because God doesn't permit lies.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/28/2013|
Based upon what I've seen happen to "history" in a single lifetime, I would look at most of what we think EVER happened with great skepticism.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/28/2013|
We know they existed because the many elderg@ys here grew up with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/28/2013|
They all existed alright. You wouldn't know it to look at me but I was the headliner act for them all.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/28/2013|
R20, you know there is such a thing as an academic historian- and believe it or not, with primary sources and good scholarship, knowing something about our past and past lives can be pretty well recreated and understood. I suppose this is all lost a bit on on those who live in the world of the 24-hour "news" cycle, blogs, and a world in information made up of repeated lies, half truths and spin- on the Internet as well as TV. However, it can still be done, quite easily. As I said, we call them academic historians, nerdy as they sound.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/28/2013|
If Michael Angelo didn't exist, OP, who created all the art they tell us are genuine Michael Angelos?
Do you think it was Rafi El?
Or maybe you think they were made by Leon Ardo?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/28/2013|
And who forged Ben Franklin's name on the Declaration of Independence?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/28/2013|
[quote]Or maybe you think they were made by Leon Ardo?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/28/2013|
Michael Angelo painted the 16th chapel.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/28/2013|
Leon Ardo knows Decap Rio but they aren't he same guy, I know
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/28/2013|
"Ancient history"? Dearie, Gina Lollobrigida is ancient history. Michelangelo is, like, the Stone Age.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/28/2013|
OP, unless you're 8 years old, Asian, adopoted, and posting from one of your white daddies' computers,this is the most stupid post I think I've ever seen.
No, there weren't videos back then. God! What a stupid fucking thing to say.
I will agree with the proposition, as it were, that not everything we read in history books is true. But as other posters WITH half a brain have stated, there were/are ways of recording history.
(and if anyone thinks my first paragraph isn't very nice, sorry: I get THAT apopletic (sp?) at such complete unbridled stupidity.
And yes, I'm old. I'd love to read a news story some day where a bunch of people over 50 charge a Starbucks or McD's or anywhere with a concentration of 20-somethings, and blow their heads off. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Off to take my meds (seriously.)
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/28/2013|
That's a good idea gramps, go take your meds. You're obviously a senile old fart.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/28/2013|
If there is no sex tape, how do we know they existed?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/28/2013|
There is really no way to know for sure if people from way back actually existed. Some of them could be totally made up. A picture is worth a thousand words.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/28/2013|
Here's another head-scratcher: If aquarium gravel is supposed to be so bad for you, how comes it tastes so good?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/28/2013|
Nothing but Aspies replying here...
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/28/2013|
R23 Of course I know that. Why I said what I did.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/28/2013|
Damn you r16. I wanted to post that.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/31/2013|
Ah, the mysteries of epistemology...
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/31/2013|