The middle ages and the crusades are skipped over in the big history lessons. Why? did they not have any effect on the world? Were the events and leaders present in that time irrelevant?
If there was one event in the last 10,000 years that ended up not happening or happened differently, which event that would be changed drastically effect history forever?
What led people to take such a big risk before people knew that there were other continents on the other side of the ocean. How would someone know if they went out to find a new place that they would actually find something?
Is it possible that genetic diversity could decrease due to the increasing interconnection between people? Since all different groups of people are starting families, will future generations eventually be at least some percent of every ethnicity? On the other hand, is it possible for humans to branch off into different sub-species because of possible reproductive isolating mechanisms?
Is there a point in which humans “stop” evolving? Humans have the ability to control their surroundings and we live in a pretty stable environment. So yes there may be some changes but count humans still be drastically be evolving? If so, what does this look like in the future? What will humans look and act like 30,000 years from now? Including the idea of both mental and physical changes.
I understand that Juan Ponce de León's voyage to locate the islands of Bimini were initially in search for the fountain of youth. However, after setting out to sea he had discovered the mainland of Florida. So my question is, after he found Florida or Tierra La Florida was he still in search for the fountain of youth, did he lose hope? If so did he keep on sailing in search of other discoveries like the Bahama channel?
The Father of MSHS Big Historytomlissonb@svsd410.org• “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.' (Winston Churchill)