Global History, Society, and Poltical Economy

Global Reality is Multi-dimensional

Global Reality is Multi-dimensional

Aug 26, 2014

Human history includes countless facts and events related to the lives of billions of humans past and present.  A total knowledge of human history for any human being or group of human beings is comparable to being able to know, remember, identify and locate every grain of sand in a desert of shifting sands.

In depth understanding of history can be increased through multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary indquiry.  Although the history of human habitation of the planet earth represents only a fraction of the history of the planet and a much smaller  fraction of the history of the universe, the volume of information is such that no single person can approach total knowledge of history. Therefore every writer on historical events has no choice but to summarize and distill history from the mass of evidence available.  A comprehensive and complete presentation of human history must, of necessity be a cumulative effort that goes beyond the lifetime of any historian observer of history. Historical research analysis and interpretation is a never ending process. The understanding of available evidence  requires a constant effort to synthesize, explain and theorize at different levels of abstraction. The study of human history must be multi-dimensional.  Claims to discovery of eternal principles of history  have thus far proven false and are likely to be proven false because of our finite and limited knowledge and ever changing conditions and events of almost infinite in number and complexity like the grains of sand in the desert.