All of history is posthumous, but obviously not pointless. Are you implying that history has no place in our lives because it is posthumous and relies on piecing together shreds of available information to reach conclusions? That, of course, is quite a rediculous statement. We live in a world where we understand only using the information available to us... and it is rarely first hand or fully authoritative. That is why humans have become so good at reasoning. We humans think, corellate information, assume where necessary, and draw conclusions. In terms of whether this kind of discussion is "nice" or not, let me assure all involved in this thread that Rev Dodgson will not be offended by this discussion, nor will his reputation be impugned in any way.
Originally Posted by Wayne