Can we have a thread about bachelors/masters thesis? What did you pick? Why? How hard was it? Would you pick something different now? etc etc
I figured it could be interesting to talk about this, plus i need some hints (currently picking subject for my bachelors thesis)
What would happen if tiny percent of population had genetic mutation causing lack of aging past their 20s. How would the general population act towards them in times we knew nothing about genetics?
Would they be revered as demigods or killed from extreme jealousy?
The Italian Risorgimento stands to be one of the most fascinating and historically stimulating period in all of European history.
From Northern political intrigue, to a mere 1000 men toppling a 700 year old kingdom to the rise of the liberal and industrious Italian bourgeoisie, the Risorgimento is one of the greatest examples of a successful experiment in nationalism and liberal governance.
I am not saying it was without it's problems, (and truly there were differing levels of success depending where you were on the peninsula) but the unification was such...
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Hey guys what's going on in here?
Mrs. Garibaldi was a bad-ass too.
>christian consider this "science"
What does /his/ think about transhumanism? Is this the future that awaits us provided we don't get caught up on any moral of philosophical dilemmas?
>gets dangerous machinery inside of me
>body now relies on machinery
>machinery gets outdated in 10 years
>can't support my body anymore
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT
>not changing your body every 10 years
I don't trust scientists too much with our body. They seem to think in terms of machines instead of organic systems.
On /sci/ there was a topic about how to improve humans. Some good ones, and some really, really, typical horrible ones.
Imagine if we would re-engineer humans and only after we re-engineered most we notice a flaw.
I am also worried genetic diversity will be destroyed similar to how genetically modified crops have done it. We need to hedge our risk and ya do that by having as many...
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What empire/people in history got cucked the most?
Example: Aztec empire
>Conquered by a few hundred bearded dirty savages
>Began worshiping thier god
>Started speaking thier language
>Even today, looks up to European civilisation and hates natives despite being natives themselves mostly
>Even today country is still run by whites mosly
Gomenasai, my name is William-Sama.
I’m a 36 year old English Anjin (Navigator for you gaijins). I plot courses on my charts, and spend my days perfecting my map-reading and playing superior Nipponese games. (Hanafuda, Mahjong, Janken)
I train with my Katana every day, this superior weapon can cut clean through steel because it is folded over a thousand times, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my scroll of sword mastery two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.
I speak Nipponese fluently, both Kanji and the Kyushu...
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Post the best border gore you have.
They have an enclave within an enclave within an enclave
>38 million people died for no reason
why was this allowed to happen?
Everything humans create is a product of an Objective -> Subjective -> Objective dichotomy. Consciousness interprets objective information and works to create a similarly objective product as result. There is an infinite set of Mathematics principles that makes up the entirety of the Universe. The singularity consisted of all possible math, then the string vibrated and went from 0 to 1. Then, it vibrated again, iteratively. Thus addition came into existence and from addition came multiplication. Extrapolate this recursive mathematical cycle to the nth degree and you get our Universe. You get General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory. You get gravity. You get the three-manifold. You get consciousness. And at human consciousness we get this partial, temporary awareness of our surroundings which creates perspective which creates subjectivity. And through this subjectivity, we mold the objective information we observe through our subjective lens to form objects. Skyscrapers, computers, weapons, books. As exists the possibly infinite set of mathematical principles, which we are capable of cataloging only a partial subset of, so too exists the possibly infinite set of ideas, abstract products of mathematics, that we then attempt to communicate the few we are aware of through our subjective communicative tools we create. Language. Grammar. As we write, as we speak, we are vibrating, influencing all future events. Is this subjectivity that we possess a gift of the ability to vibrate as we choose? Or is it merely an inevitable, determined result of the first vibration? Through our interpretation of Math, we create the objects of computers. In Christianity, Man was created in the image of God. The computer was created in the image of Man. Perhaps God did not mean for Man to be the final reader of his Word. Perhaps, as the angels were subjected to be beholden to Man, Man will be subjected to be beholden to AI. Will you be the light-bringer, the adversary, who refuses to bow?
What is your favorite syncretic religion and why? Or what religions would you combine and be the prophet of?
I wish I could finish my manifesto on Zen-Gnosticism.
Hey /his/torians. I'm going to get a tattoo in a month with my buddy. The current idea is "sic semper tyrannis" with an image of some kind. I was wondering if you guys had any ideas for any tattoos. I was going to do carpe diem but everybody has it. I was also think "from the day we are born we are all walking tither (towards death)" by Seneca. I'm thinking a quote or phrase to live by. Existential, ethical but a good thing to always keep in mind most likely tied in with mortality. Got any good quotes?
So /his/ what classes are you taking this year? Surely your not only taking classes that you already know the content of, and only limit your perspective of history.
>REL 404: Evangelicals in America
>REL 360: Religious and Societal Conflict
>ANTH 484: Magic, Science, and Religion
>PHIL 500: Philosophy of Film
>REL 350: Islam
Shaping up to be a gr8 semester famalam
How did Ancient Rome achieve a level of infrastructure we didn't achieve in the West again until the 19th century with technology worse than what we had in the middle ages?
for the predominance of their infrastructure building days they paid in a standard of currency called a silver denarius that had a high % content of the precious metal; silver. the point of their expansive empire namely through spain through to england was for the mining of this resource: silver. this has set the precident to this day
the lack of a faith where the whole point of life is to praise god every day so you get to heaven in the end, in the middle ages there was no pressure to create a better civilization because everyone firmly believed theyd go to paradise after death until the plague made people stop trusting the church as much
The realm was largely peaceful, and good wages encouraged people to learn craftsmanship and do lots of good work. They paid these wages in silver denarii. Currency would layer be devalued and after Rome fell the entire economy broke down, making infrastructure harder to build or maintain. Because territory became more segmented and feudalism meant decentralization, large scale infrastructure work was harder to coordinate. Only after feudalism died and Europe became relatively stable could infrastructure again reach its ancient height.
To make a long story short, I'm traveling to Munich this fall and would like to arrange an interview with Edda Goering.
If anyone could provide me with genuine contact details, I would be immensely grateful.
And - if you know how to contact her - I'll provide any info you want so as to prove that I'm a real person.
Didn't she get herself sterilized so she could never pass on any Goering genes? Why the fuck would she have anything to do with a Nazi-worshipping site like 4chan or any of its users?
Goering's niece had herself sterilized.
>Why the fuck would she have anything to do with a Nazi-worshipping site like 4chan or any of its users?
Believe it or not, not everyone on 4chan is a Nazi.
I just want to speak with her for historical purposes. I'm not interested in glorifying NS or demonizing it.
What history youtubers/podcasts do you guys listen to?
I'm looking for some good ones about feudal Japan, western antiquity, and Spanish colonization.
What the fuck is the deal with Nick Land?
Can someone tell me what the hell was going on with Spain at the turn of the century that was giving them endless art and brilliance?
From Gaudi to the 1888 Exposition to the Art Noveau all around town, it seems like everything in the city was going well.
Today it seems a shell of what it once was
From what I've heard, the Generation of '98 and the beautiful art around Barcelona was a reaction to Spain losing status as a Great Power. The artists wanted to show people that Spain was still great and would still be great even if it lost its colonial empire.
It could have been great, but the Civil War and franquismo ruined it.
Why didn't the French participate in the Vietnam war when the Americans escalated it? I never hear about it. If they didn't, is there a particular reason why not? Did the Americans ever consider the possibility of restored French colonial rule as an alternative to communism?
Let's try to keep the surrendermonkeys meme to a relative minimum.
>returning the former colonial ruler to a recently decolonized country facing a nationalist insurgency is ridiculously stupid
>after the Evian accords, France was done with foreign conflict for pretty much the rest of time
>they are legitimately crap allies
Because they're still our colonies and contain actual ressources like Uranium and zinc, but this is not limited to West Africa, we still have special contract with Algayria concerning the oil and the gas.
What are Iraqis?
Are they arabized sumerians/babylonions? It's where those civilizations were, after all.
Are they arabized persians? The area spent a lot of time under Persian control and the Sassanid capitol was pretty close to modern Baghdad.
Are they just the descendants of northern arab migrations? They were the first stop when islam started to spread out of the peninsula, after all.
What are Iraqis?
Not a single ethnicity.
Theres kurds, arabs, assyrians, yazidi, etc.
Iraqi nationalism is supposed to be a blend of kurdish and arab nationalism, but that basically died out.
Most Iraqis are arabs.
Kurds, Yazidi, etc are basically islamized or arbized persians or however you want to put it (inb4 theyre just persians- they really took on a lot of arab traditions or culture and mixed it with their own) but thats pretty much it.
Iraq is made up of different ethnicities. Its a multi-ethnic state
Its borders were drawn by the British and French after the Ottoman Empire lost the land after their defeat in World War I. Like many borders drawn by the British and French outside of Europe (namely in Africa), they weren't drawn with regards to ethnicities living there.
Is empathy necessary for human survival?
Why or why not?
It's been proven that Anna Anderson (Franziska Schanzkowska) was not Anastasia. So why are there still people today who believe it?
anyone knows if symbol in pic related has any meaning/story?
its in the book Skagboys by Irvine Welsh
sry, had no idea where else to post this
I don't know the meaning for sure, but my grandpa has a book with this symbol all over it, on many pages. I have to look it up around the house, though, don't know where it is.
It has something to do with 1943.
It is a gang's 'signature', known as a 'Menchie' here in Scotland. It incorporates the initials of the gang - in this case 'Young Leith Team (YLT)', in a distinctive manner, just like a 'tag' in American graffiti culture
Usually gangs (especially in Glasgow) take the form 'Young *Neighbourhood* Team', or variations thereof. Some are quite unique and original.
I should also add that most of these gangs have relatively long histories, forming in industrial working-class areas of Scotland. They are not involved in organised crime, and mostly consist of 10-18 year old boys who drink and fight rival gangs for entertainment.
What's with the ancient people and long dicks?
Why shouldn't we immanentize the eschaton? If Heaven doesn't exist, why not create it on Earth? Shouldn't it be man's goal?
Accidents, natural disasters, nothing being perfect, life being unfair, and entropy and gradual human development prevent utopia and heaven on earth. No one can be born perfect or immune to suffering and death, so said goal is illogical.
I'm doing a project and the topic is "taking a stand"
Which event(s) should I choose?
Witch hunts were very rare in the Middle Ages because the Church didn't believe in witchcraft. What changed in the Early Modern Period to make the Church accept the existence of witchcraft and led to all of the 16-17th century witch hunts?
"Witchhunts" were generally just an excuse to eliminate polytheists. The Catholic Church had a general policy of tolerating other religions so long as they didn't try to start something, so it rarely authorized witch-hunts. Protestants were far less tolerant in that regard.
Were there any wars in history that lasted at least a few years where nobody still had any idea which side was going to win in the last few months?
In addition to this, were there any wars where literally nothing happened? I know of the time when Sweden (I think) declared war on Britain solely because they were pressured by Napolean. The war was official but no side has done anything.
No judging allowed
What can /his/ tell me about the origins and history of the Turkic people? Where did they come from? Were they originally Mongolian? What was their culture like before Islam? Is "Turan" a meme? etc.
>Is "Turan" a meme?
Definitely. Micro-Altaic, that is just Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic has very little academic support, and macro-altaic, including Uralic, Japanese, Korean etc has basically none.
Turkic is a linguistic group, the khanates comprised of a bunch of different tribes and sometimes even peoples that weren't originally turkic, mongolic languages are closely related to the old turkic