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When George M Trevelyan states that the analogy of physical sciences has misled many historians he is talking about the comparison between physical sciences and the reality that history can never really be a true science Physical science is inevitable and can be proven through data and experiment There is nothing on the planet that can prove history through data and experiment When physical science occurs there is a cause and affect that concurs with the meaning of the happening and why it happened Many historians get misled by the fact that history has no practical utility230 In other words you can not make anything of substance form the knowledge of history Even though there can be evidence of why things in history have occurred there are no facts to prove it will happen again and when it will happen again With history not being able to be accounted for Trevelyan says History can educate the minds of men by causing them to reflect on the pastMacaulay would agree with this statement He would agree that too many historians are trying to be perfect through the science realm of history when in fact it is inevitable Instead Macaulay would prefer to depend on Reason and Imagination Macaulay feels as though history has to be stated with a reason and transferred down to having substance through imagination A great historian is one that has a great imagination to past down the details of the past and rededicate those images to reflect on the truth of the past without damaging the product by adding farce tales of their own Macaulay knows that the past can never be brought to life as fully as the actual occurrence but he also understands that a great historian can conjure up a picture to retell it like it just happened Macaulay knows history is not a science for the simple fact that he states No picture is exactly like the
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