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Apparently there was a fight in the high school lunchroom. The principal asked many students and teachers who witnessed the fight to write down what they saw and who they think started the fight.
Unfortunately, the principal received conflicting accounts that disagree, not only as to who started the fight, but also as to who was involved and when the fight actually started. Why are there different stories? Who are the types of people who might have seen this fight? What might make one person’s story more believable or plausible than another’s?
Historians spend their time figuring out the past – how events, people, places and ideas are interpreted, remembered, explained, and judged to be trustworthy.
Humans of every kind do this as well. We consider people’s perspectives, biases, evidence, and trustworthiness.
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To figure out how to interpret information, we need to source, contextualize, and corroborate. We need to read and compare multiple pieces of evidence to figure out what is most reliable and how it all fits together. That’s what “The Twelve” does best. We include multiple voices and view topics from different angles and the readers consider our perspectives, biases, evidence, and trustworthiness.
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