What is history

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What is History?
History according to the Webster Dictionary:
* a chronological record of significant events (as affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of theircauses
* a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events <medieval history>
* events that form the subject matter of a history b : events of the past
This traditionaldefinition is broad enough to compass the study as it is known by most people. Notice how it states that history is a “chronological record” and how “events” are emphasized in each sub-definition. Assumingthis, history is grounded in the arrangement and explanation of events in the order in which they occur; that is chronology at its root. At its best, timelines can make excellent visual aids. At itsworst, history becomes a field of study that one must endure endless memorization of places, figures, and dates.
What is Theory?
A theory is a logical-deductive system consists of a set of hypotheses orassumptions, a scope (what is the theory, which explains all things) and some rules that allow drawing conclusions of the hypotheses and assumptions of theory. In general theories for makingscientific models used to interpret an extensive set of observations, based on the axioms, assumptions and postulates of the theory.

In general, the theories themselves or as a scientific model allowpredictions and inferences about the real system to which it applies the theory. Theories also allow economical way to explain the experimental data and even make predictions about events that areobservable under certain conditions. In addition, most theories allow to be extended from the contrast of their predictions with experimental data, and can even be modified or corrected by inductivereasoning. Science is and, above all, is built by the expansion of areas by the succession of explanatory theories, while maintaining its truth value in its explanatory scope, are distorted by the theories...
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