Saturday, August 20, 2005
What if ? - Counterfactual history
A very interesting article published in New Scientist : What if? Exploring alternative scientific pasts

Counterfactual history might sound like a frivolous exercise, fit only for airport potboilers and lowbrow TV drama-documentaries. But a growing number of historians consider it an indispensable tool, especially for understanding political events. What kind of world would we be living in now, for example, if Al Gore had been declared the winner of the 2000 US presidential election?
posted at 8/20/2005 11:27:00 AM | comments (0) | permalink


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