bambax on June 17, 2018
Not just music history, but history in general.
History told forwards is superstition: trying to show that what came after was inevitable, when in fact it was one future among an infinite number of different possible futures.
History told backwards makes sense: look for the seeds of post events, in the past.
However the human mind loves nothing more than causation; we see cause and effect everywhere even where it’s not, we like “stories”, we don’t understand, don’t believe in, and outright reject chance.
— We Should Teach Music History Backwards
— Hacker News
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