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Post by BoyLazy » 23 Oct 2017, 11:59

Job Njoroge wrote:Many traditions have been eroded hence should be used with great caution. However much of the modern data is now well researched hence more trusted and can be proven
Traditions are always changing with time. With old ones moving out there are some new ones always being formed.
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Post by Amagine » 23 Oct 2017, 22:06

BoyLazy wrote:
Job Njoroge wrote:Many traditions have been eroded hence should be used with great caution. However much of the modern data is now well researched hence more trusted and can be proven
Traditions are always changing with time. With old ones moving out there are some new ones always being formed.
I agree.
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Post by Harrygx3 » 26 Oct 2017, 19:30

I believe data matters the most. Data can be proven and validated on the spot while legends cannot be validated or proven easily. I think we should take both data and legends into consideration, with more importance on data; and make the final decision after thinking with an open-mind for other possibilities, that neither data nor legends can show.

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Post by Monroe1987 » 27 Oct 2017, 01:23

I think both are important, but data gives us facts while legends can't fully be relied on. Legends are important to our cultures, and some are part of us from a young age, so I wouldn't totally brush them off.

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Post by kwahu » 28 Oct 2017, 00:51

This is tough! I think legends can endure for long unlike data that can be manipulated to fit a person's preference.

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Post by powergirl » 01 Nov 2017, 07:35

I agreed with Myra who wished to make the atlatl as an archeological site unfortunately it was destroyed.
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Post by kenkomercy » 01 Nov 2017, 09:55

From the first question I believe culture should be showcased and passed down generations so that it is not lost. I guess I would side with Sarah. I'm rather unsure about which is more significant, legend or science. Science is fact and by its nature, it is credible and significant. Legend however is not credible. In its passing down, some parts of it might be tempered with. However, science is built from legend so I can't really say.

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Post by thisisfinal213 » 04 Nov 2017, 10:02

think legends/traditions have their place but so does data. There's probably some elusive happy medium

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Post by radioactivelyradiant » 04 Nov 2017, 10:07

I believe data should be taken first, and used to support/disprove legends. They should both work together to form a word equally logical and emotional.

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Post by HouseOfAtticus » 06 Nov 2017, 05:55

I feel like one cannot exist without the other. They are two sides of the same coin. It is the same way I feel about Science and religion. They are different paths that lead to the same end.

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Post by Mikimo » 08 Nov 2017, 07:29

Conflicts regarding traditions are hard to both parties most especially if one of them is closed-minded. In the story, Myra and Sergie are having conflicts in their traditions but when they really tried to accept and understand each tradition then no more conflicts between them.

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Post by thisisfinal213 » 09 Nov 2017, 11:30

According to me Data and legends should work to complement each other.As the legends have reasons backing them some sound others not and more timely....

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Post by AnanyaAk » 11 Nov 2017, 12:09

It's a tough question. On the one hand, legends and traditions are close to our heart, but on the other, data is proof.

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Post by Que Lopez » 14 Nov 2017, 04:41

I believe they go hand in hand. Tradition and data are both equally important. We would not know of old traditions without the help of data.

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Post by Cotwani » 14 Nov 2017, 10:13

BoyLazy wrote:Both are important but I would give a little more preference to data while not completely ignoring the importance of legends.
I agree with this. Some legends may arise because there is no data to explain why things are. I remember reading in an encyclopedia how the church initially shunned science for long because it had dared suggest that earth actually goes round the sun, and not the other way round as the church had believed for years.

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