How about history? The internal combustion engine on which we now rely simply cannot be viewed in isolation without any thought given to what had been before it. It is not as if it had not existed we would all dwell in immaculate urban pedestrianized New Yorker-style cartoon locales where everyone is cycling and doing yoga and going to therapy.
Many years ago, I was lucky enough to glimpse - from a vehicle, a good distance away - a snoozing lion in South Africa's Kruger National Park. It was a sunny mid-morning, he was partly hidden by high grass, and I recall him being utterly indifferent to all of the attention from the ever-increasing numbers [...]
You may have heard about this band of thoughtful world travelers: At least for once there wasn't an American involved. Nor are they facing long prison terms. That BBC article goes on to explain: They were jailed for three days, but their sentences were back-dated to reflect time already served. Evidently snapping naked pics at [...]