Kin 2263: Canadian Sport History
Friday, January 13, 2017
Test on Wednesday
The first text is based mostly on the in-class portion from this week and Friday
Study the lecture slides
Read chapter 2 for the small textbook
Its only 19 pages!
Quote: Only a part of what w record in history is what survives
• Limits to what we can do as historians
Total history French guy
History is not simply about the past, a historian does not just reconstruct it.its still an act of
creation and not revelation
Interpretation of sources
The man was bit by a dog….
What information is relevant to you?
What the man did to get bit by the dog
The kind of the bite
Does the dog have any diseases?
Is the dog a puppy, is it the owner
It shows how important it is to be clear and precise in our language.
What is bias?
Pre-disposed to a certain opinion, looking for a certain view
Something based in fact
The desire to present things in a clear and precise way
Something that ca only be interpreted by
He is the only example in history where Hitler is bad
Morrow and Womsley trying not to view people in the past as morons
Superimposed from today into the past Anachronism- to expect people in the past to think and belie in the way that we do.
Conformation bias – looking for information that confirms your pre-existing beliefs when
searching for new beliefs
• The tendencies to favour your pre-existing belief when gathering new information
How could ancient man build massive structures
There’s a big rock over this door but there would be trouble for us today. Im not saying this is
aliens but it is aliens.
The guy is in the existence of proving the existence of aliens
Their framing that this is the only way that OBJECTS COULD BE LIFTED
Looking to describe the description of aliens
Ergo they need to have done it thru ALIENS
Only conclusion you can draw from the set of evidence
The big stones were transported by the way of levitation
He had a magic rod and he pointed at the stones
He’s trying to fit a very limited amount of evidence to his theory
Why Study History?
• Extremely important to study the past