Gilderhus’s thesis was that the way history was conveyed changes throughout the centuries and has shift, from being highly related to god, closer to reality and facts. Throughout the article Gilderhus chronologically compares historical study and reporting to that of scientific discoveries. This shows the gradual decline in the common believe that god was behind all things. This also exposes the lack of factual examples that sometimes occurs throughout history and raises a very important question: how much of history can actually be trusted? This also begs the question of how well we can trust perceptions of leaders and events in history due to biases of the authors. If not biases then believes or historians relying on the divine to explain that which would be difficult to explain or discover. The best thing to do is to observe and research history using a purely factual, non-objective scope and keep philosophy out of research.


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