Some of you are alright.
Don't go to any agriculturally advanced, nationspanning bronze age empires in the eastern mediteranean tomorrow.
So I was searching to download this book I have in digital copy. It's called "The Survivor", a novel about a German soldier in ww2, kind of "the other side of the story". I can't find it, it's like someone doesn't want it to be read (and it's not obscure at all , you can see it published in physical format). So, what historical fact /knowledge do you think is derailed from us?
inb4 /pol/ , inb4 tinfoil hat
>So I was searching to download this book I have in digital copy.
>I can't find it, it's like someone doesn't want it to be read (and it's not obscure at all , you can see it published in physical format).
Oh sweet summer child
What was so bad about this guy?
Could this ideology ever stand for more than 100 years in a single place?
What is the best Communist success story?
>1. The physical constants of the cosmos take anthropic values.
>2. This coincidence must have a causal explanation (we set aside for the moment the possibility of a chance explanation through the many-worlds hypothesis).
>3. Therefore, the constants take the values that they do because these values are anthropic (i.e., because they cause the conditions needed for life).
>4. Therefore, the purpose of the values of these constants is to permit the development...
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I take issue with number 5. Every intelligent agent we know of (humans, maybe chimps and whales) have highly complex central nervous systems, with billions of neurons and quadrillions of connections. A god who is highly intelligent, therefore, most probably has a brain that is much larger and more complex than a human brain. An infinitely intelligent god would seem to require an infinitely large brain. This means that theism involves introducing more complexity, more amazing coincidences and purposively organized structures,...
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>Useless child who has done nothing for the dynasty
>General who is one of your best warriors and also your brother by blood
I'd toss that worthless piece of shit as well.
What are the beliefs of Pantheism?
How do I into Pantheism?
Do Pantheists have any religious or mystic practices?
Depends, there is a wide variety of people in pantheism. Some of them treat it as literal truth and subscribe to all sorts of ideas of universal consciousness and such that have no scientific support. Others use it as a metaphor, not really treating the universe as a god but using religiously inspired language to describe it.
Is atheism a religion? Why not or why?
>The bottom line is this: there is no such thing as a world of "phenomena," of perceptible forms, and behind it, an impenetrable, true reality: the essence. There is only one given reality, which is multidimensional; there is also a hierarchy of possible forms of human and superhuman experiences, in relation to which these various dimensions are progressively disclosed, until one is able to perceive directly the essential reality.
atheists c ucked by their left brain into believing that's all there ever is
Were Swiss mercenaries really all that? Wiki says they dominated the field of battle, but according to Rousseau they were so prone to desertion that they had to be banned from singing their traditional music, lest they get nostalgic for their homelands and run away.
Urs Graf was a mercenary and doodler
He liked to draw pictures of warriors and prostitutes. This is a German Landsknecht, the Swiss Pikemen's rival, being fucked up the ass by Satan.
How religious were Ancient Romans? Was their devotion comparable to how devoted the Byzantines were to Christianity later on? Or was it just a background thing in the lives of Romans?
Religion for the Pagans was really a lot different than we would imagine it today.
most modern people have no appreciation what so ever for the pagan-Roman mindset or how they saw the world, they look at a few superficial things and build this asinine idea that the Romans and other pagans were somehow "less religious" when in reality it was just a whole different kind of fervor.
the Romans were incredibly superstitious, in their daily lives they prayed to all sorts of spirits, deities, and other entities for everything from the mundane to the most grand. they had a strong belief in magic and many codified magical formula (I have a copy of a Roman fortune telling manual myself) and they regularly made use of such charms, curses and spells to have their will done or for really anything.
"religion" for them was not some external other, it was intertwined with absolutely everything, even the state was a religious entity and all the trappings of legalism were bound up with mystical ideas and the gods.
if you read the 12 tables of Rome there is extensive mention of magic and witchcraft and what degree of magic is alright.
all in all it was pretty silly when you look back at stories like one farmer throwing a cow fetus at his neighbor all under the watch of magistrates to ensure the curse was legal.
Christianity represented a major shift away from superstition towards more rational thought.
Were they the best warriors of their time?
Did she do anything wrong?
What would the world be like if-
Mithraism became dominant instead of Christianity
Zoroastrianism became dominant instead of Islam
Assyrians prospered instead of Judaism
What does /his/ think of Vercingetorix?
Is logic a valid way to find out the truth-value of a statement, or is it just a way of privileging certain discursive modes over others?
>truth value of a statement
Read Philosophical Investigations. All truth values of statements are subjective and subject to context.
There used to be an idea that statements contain 'atomic facts' which are the absolute bear meanings, all of them which can be assigned true or false values. Wittgenstein showed that the idea is objectively wrong.