>Christianity caused the Dark Age
>we had calculus back than
I'm looking into early Greek philosophy and it's tragic how fucked up Christianity got us. Did you know Heliocentrialism was already a thing? Like it was a really early concept. The reason we got stuck with Geo-centralism is because the Christians couldn't stop sucking Aristotle's dick.
Humans are inheritantly good, and only commit evil deeds because atrophy dorces them too
Humans are inheritantly evil, and only form alliances/society because it benefits them
Humans are inheritantly neutral. This isnt possible because good and evil are defined by us.
Are human rights a real thing or are they a meme created to lessen the power of the government? My studies always seem to point to the latter
Let's pretend that you live in 1861, and you invent the AR15. You deliver 1 million of them to the South with all the ammo and spare parts needed to fight the coming Civil War. What happens?
>You deliver 1 million of them to the South with all the ammo and spare parts needed to fight the coming Civil War.
Why would I do that?
>"I'm not even an atheist so much as I am an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches, and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful." - Christopher Hitchens
how do you respond?
What would you send, to whom? And how would it change our world today?
ITT: We list what we think are the 5 most important inventions/creations in human history
I will start
1. The internet
2. The gun
> 4. Electricity
That seems to be the power source of the rest, therefore it is more important than them, bar medicine and the gun. But even their modern selves are utterly dependent upon electricity.
why didn't George V save them?
Was he a racist white-supremacist who ruthlessly suppressed the black African minority in Rhodesia, or was he a misunderstood genuinely good character who did hat he could for the country to succeed?
Neither, he was just doing his duty.
Ian Smith dared Mugabe to walk through downtown Salisbury with him in the afternoon, with no security.
Mugabe quickly declined, as he knew only Ian Smith would walk back alive, as Mugabe would be torn to bits by the local population.
Why are there so many flood myths worldwide that pretty much all go the same way
>only a few chosen survive
Flood stories are common across a wide range of cultures, extending back into prehistory the globe over.
certainly this isn't just coincidence, right? Might there have been a global flood at some point in the past couple thousand years?
Meltwater pulse 1A occurred in a period of rising sea level and rapid climate change, known as Termination I, when the retreat of continental ice sheets was going on during the end of the last ice age. Several researchers have narrowed the period of the pulse to between 13,500 and 14,700 calendar years ago with its peak at about 13,800 calendar years ago
during which global sea level rose between 16 meters (52 ft) and 25 meters (82 ft) in about >400–500 years
this is interesting, but it still doesn't tell you if a lot happened all at once during that time frame.
Also interesting to look into are the Missoula Floods
these cataclysmic floods that swept periodically across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Gorge at the end of the last ice age.
Is it possible that there was technology developed and experiments done during world war II that still remain classified to this day?
I remember reading once that the Soviets tested a 45mm anti tank round filled with poisonous gas, and apparently the results are still secret.
And I wonder if there were experiments, weapons, technology that were used that we don't even know exist because they are still kept secret.
How can capitalism be a good thing even from a Protestant perspective? Almost every corporation that does good works or gives to charity flaunts it, and according to Luther, people who do that are working for the Satan.
It's justified by Calvinism. There's no free will in Calvinism. If you succeed in business God is rewarding you for being a good person. If you fail it's probably because you sinned and God is punishing you.
> How can capitalism be a good thing even from a Protestant perspective?
According to some Calvinists, people who have a place in heaven are successful in life, yet they live modestly. A capitalist society enables your ability to earn as much as possibly before you die, meaning that you're destined to go to heaven.
You are a pilgrim. Where do you go?
Post places of religious significance, preferably aesthetically pleasing.
Why didn't the US nuke the Soviets between V-J Day and the time the Soviets got the bomb?
Also, thoughts on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?
Not an expert but I beleive the technology was not ver advanced. You needed air-superiority to drop a bomb. Something the U.S would have lost quickly. Western europe would also be completly invaded in a matter of weeks. Also the country was war -weary. So betraying a back then ally would have been a bad move. All in all this was poor idea.
Post famous historical figures that were gay.
I'll start. From 'The Twelve Caesars' by Suetonius:
>"Caesar first saw military service in Asia. where he went as an aide-de-camp to Marcus Thermus, the Praetorian governor of the province. When Thermus sent Caesar to raise a fleet in Bithynia, he wasted so much time at King Nocomedes' court that a homosexual relationship between them was suspected, and suspicion gave place to scandal when, soon after his return to headquarters, he revisited Bithynia, ostensibly collecting...
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