I’m throwing this out there as my first topic participation…
I’m working on a book that is kind of rewriting history, or at least some of that narrative that has been historically accepted. And in doing so, I’m continuously having to ask myself, “How can this be? How can so many things be so historically accepted when they’re blatantly not true?”
So, I’m just curious to see how others feel about this, if it really is that easy to accept things, simply because it’s the standard tale, or if facts truly are essential in order for it to be believed?
In other words, how do we know that the Wright Brothers really got off the ground at Kitty Hawk? And that Edison came up with the light bulb, etc.? Is it enough for history simply to say so or must there always be proof?
Thanks so much, and hope it inspires some great thoughts!