History is one of those funny things... people hear things, or someone teaches them something in school and they make a lot of assumptions based on that little tidbit of information and forget some absolute truths about the world. One of those absolute truths is that: history happened and is not changeable. Great, right? Well... another absolute truth is that: history is written by the victor.
Whoa. What does that mean? In a nutshell, the history you learn in school may or may not be actually what happened on a granular level. The big picture is usually fairly accurate like... The Allied powers were victorious in World War II... the colonies won the Revolutionary War.... An Allied Coalition led by the United States invaded Iraq and Kuwait in 1990... these things are true enough. However, we are also told that whomever lost was irrevocably bad or evil... as an example, Great Britain fought to hold the American colonies and tried to beat them into submission for a time. However, there came a point in the war when the King looked at the overall value of the colonies to Great Britain and decided that he was going to stop sending everything and the kitchen sink to North America to hold the land. Yes... it is true. While it is irrevocably true that the camp at Valley Forge and the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse was a turning point of the war and that Washington and his men are heroes -- it is also true that in the last 12-18 months of the war the Colonial Army was not fighting the same Great Britain they did initially. And this leads me into the point of this BLOG -- we were taught that the Holocaust was 100% bad and evil, and that no good came from it. Please do not misunderstand me at all: the Holocaust was an atrocity in human history that is unrivaled in its callous disregard for human life. However, one must also recognize that there were scientific and medical discoveries that came from this disregard of human life.
What did I just say? Did I just justify the Holocaust? No, I did not. What I did was recognize that there were positive things that came out of torturing and murdering innocent people. And -- let me be clear -- I am not saying that the ends justify the means. So... why am I writing this BLOG at all? This is why...
|Nazis Experimenting on Children|
- Determining maximum altitude for pressurization levels for parachute jumpers
- Treatments for hypothermia
- Different methods for making seawater drinkable
- New methods for performing bone grafting
- New sulfar based drugs (sulfonamide group are antibacterials that inhibit the growth of many bacteria)
- Cure and treatment for malaria
- Cure and treatment for typhus
- Cure and treatment for tuberculosis
- Cure and treatment for typhoid fever
- Cure and treatment for yellow fever
- Cure and treatment for infectious hepatitis
Bruce holds a degree in Computer Science from Temple University, a Graduate Certificate in Biblical History from Liberty University and is working towards a Masters Degree in American History at American Public University. He has worked in educational and technology for over 18 years, specializes in building infrastructures for schools that work to support the mission of technology in education in the classroom. He also has served as a classroom teacher in Computer Science, History and English classes.
Bruce is the author of five books: Sands of Time, Towering Pines Volume One:Room 509, The Star of Christmas, Philadelphia Story: A Lance Carter Detective Novel and The Insider's Story: A Lance Carter Detective Novel -- with a new book, Learn the Basics: Digital Forensics, due soon.
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