Can art be saved?
Art doesn't need saving.
Modern art is quite nice. Don't like it? Then enjoy other kinds of art that's still being made.
How are we archiving art? I really like contemporary art but mostly they go unnoticed on the internet. Shit i see in museums alway suck or are edgy.
Why do you think it needs saving, mi familia?
You're sounding like a defener.
Where you born in le wrong generation, op?
Is the Monty Hall problem an idiot detector? Like, anyone who cares about it is just a try hard deep thinker right? Not even trolling. I was just thinking to myself, "I'm pretty sure if I explain the Monty Hall problem to someone and their first reaction is 'this is stupid,' then I'm probably not going to get along with them."
The whole argument was stupid. Probability would adjust itself. I wouldn't say that it's an "idiot detector", as it is a "pretentious deep thinker detector".
is social beauty standards a meme?
I agree that they vary, but not to any significant degree, it seems to me that most core values are pretty damn consistent and all claims otherwise are rather unscientific extrapolations based on little evidence.
Taste is taste and can vary wildly but underneath whatever social constructs of beauty exist (for example, in several countries blackened teeth were considered a beautiful trait for women) is the dick and the lizard-brain doing whatever the fuck they want which is why it's as easy for an Emperor to get a diamond-cutter from some bright-eyed peasant girl bending over in a field as his extensive stable of literally the best pussy available.
It's hard to say. For a good chunk of history people were looking to a past definition of beauty (see: Renaissance, Romanticists, etc), so we would need to look at what the original definition was and how that came to be. If we, for example, take Grecian standards, there wasn't nearly enough food to be obese, so their definition of beauty is skewed compared to our modern lifestyle or standards. If you break it down further to "just skinny people", there are a wide number of different types of beauty in your image, noticeably facial structure, skin tone, social...
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My personal observation was that beauty is like a materialization of something that is symbolic, emotional and practical in which the exact identity or emphasis of those essences are constructed by individual and groups from their own experience and reflections. Just like how certain social issues may be more important or relevant to a number of people and lesser so to others, it is practical and ideal to strive to act towards the resolution of those issues. So yes, I think I'm putting more emphasis on superego than id in Freudian term when it comes to beauty and thus it...
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what was the Cathar tresure at Montsegur?
and was Catharism the truest (to Jesus teaching) form of christianity?
How useful were swords in warfare?
Were they side arms which were used only in case of emergency, or were there any situations were swords were more useful than other weapons?
You hold one end, you either chop with the other end or poke it in someone.
They're really useful in pursuit, but not really for the charge or grind.
Outdated by rapid fire muskets in modern drill ("Prussian" drill) armies.
>How useful were swords in warfare?
Depends on the era. Spears and Bows always trumped the Sword. Then again, some empires and cultures used it more effectively than others. It wasn't always just a side arm.
What was the exactly point in which the Soviet Union become an oppressive regime?
Was it during the October Revolution?
The disbanding of the Constituent Assembly and the quelling of Kronstadt?
Stalin's rise to power and the NEP?
The failure of the German revolution managed to bring out all of the 'conservative' elements of the political field in the USSR and facilitated Stalin's rise to power. I would argue that it was this that marked the transition to a deformed workers state, which would then transition to a state capitalist nation after Stalin's death.
Why was this defence not accepted at Nürnberger Trials?
After all, if you disobeyed orders in nazi military, you would get executed, and somebody else would obey these orders, meaning you died for nothing.
Was South Africa really a first world country or is just a meme?
Meme. It was first world for white people and absolutely nobody else, which means that the vast majority of people were not living in first world conditions.
Even today, white South Africans live much better lives and in first world conditions compared to the shithole that is the rest of South Africa.
what is /his/ opinion about Atlantis?
What was worse: Europe's rape of the Americas? Or Europe's rape of Africa?
Europe's rate of the Americas, by a vast margin.
The colonization of Africa was not only pretty peaceful but also resulted in unprecedented improvements in every aspect of life all across Africa. Whereas the colonization of the Americas was very underhanded and brutal.
What the fuck are you talking about. African colonization wasn't unprecedented improvements in every aspect of life. Do you know what happened in the Belgium Congo? German Sud west Africa? Italian Libya? Ethiopia?
How much time passed between Genesis 1:1 and Exodus 15:20?
Is the idea of parallel universes unfounded? How do we know they even exist?
Anybody else feel guilty for the burning of Persepolis by Alexander the Great even though you're not Greek or Macedonian, but because you're white?
Because I kind of do.
Not sure if bait or not. To answer your question: no, I have no guilt when it comes to the actions of others of my race. I don't see the point of feeling guilt for the actions of others simply because you share the racial make-up of the perpetrators. Why feel guilt for things you did not commit?
>both very populous
>both rich in resources
>both have oil
>both are far away from europe's wars
>both used to be colonies
why did one become a superpower and the other a third world country?
What are some /his/ anime and manga? The two big one's that pop up in my head are Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Master Keaton. Have we made a /his/ list for weebshit, yet?
Here's a couple off the top of my head.
Kino no Tabi
Cat Shit One