Bonus points for work propaganda
Why are new discoveries and dialetics in the science world get reported more often in news reports than new discoveries and dialetics in the philosophical world?
What does /his/ think about the wreck of the Batavia and the subsequent mutiny/massacres? It's one of my favourite historical events just cause it's so interesting.
>Jacobsz and Cornelisz had already gathered a small group of men around them and arranged an incident from which the mutiny was to ensue.
>This involved molesting a high-ranking young female passenger, Lucretia Jans, in order to provoke Pelsaert into disciplining the crew.
>She was the daughter of merchant Jan (or Hans) Meynertsz and Steffanie Joosten.
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Hi /his/ was wondering if anyone know's the uniform that was roughly black with white 'braces' that strapped to the wearer's left to right.
Picture very related but black and white of course.
also looking for cool uniforms in general any nationality.
I accidentalyed an extra s in the name
I know, I have a hard on for it as well. Muh his waifu wears it
Tell me about hunter gatherers /his/. My history professor claimed that men doing mostly hunting and women doing the gathering is a myth and that they did both in equal numbers. Is there any truth to this?
>My history professor claimed that men doing mostly hunting and women doing the gathering is a myth and that they did both in equal numbers
Then you'd better ask her why they stopped, since that's exactly what the modern ones do.
Why didn't Germany deny the holocaust post-ww2 like Turkey is doing now concerning armenians in order to avoid reparations and political consequences?
Because Germany was made to deal with the practical consequences of war.
Hitler wasn't just seen as some guy who killed a bunch of minorities and foreigners, he was seen as a guy who caused Germany to be bombed to shit and then split in half.
Also, the Western allies made absolutely sure to see that the Germans were aware of the consequences of their actions.
Nothing like this happened for Turkey.
What is /his/'s opinion on this show? It seems quite accurate and interesting while none of the "Gurl power" and " muh viking badassery" shit you see on its American History channel counterpart ..
by the American counterpart I mean this bullshit
I think it's badly written with a Mary Sue protagonist, but some of the historical events seem accurate. The buildup to Edington and most of the battle itself (i.e. the stuff that excluded Uthred) was very authentic.
I hear a lot about the Saxons' arms and armor being inaccurate. They don't have the signature square shields.
The narrative is okay (based off the novel of the same name), but the acting is bland, and the costumes are *atrocious*. Seriously. The aesthetic of this show looks like some fucked up bastard child of 12th-early 13th century England and bootleg Game of Thrones. almost nothing looks appropriate to the early Middle Ages, but at least they have LOTS OF FUR EVERYWHERE.
What things outside of STEM should I learn at my uni?
/his/torical coin thread
First up an aureus of Hadrian
a 1645 ducat from Sweden
a 20 franc coin of Napoleon from 1803
Who's your favorite Pope, /his/?
Invented the mechanical clock and a bunch of other shit like a boss, people thought he was some kind of sorcerer, made kind of a shitty Pope though.
Turned the Church into a superpower, rekt the Germans.
Brought the Papacy to France where it belongs.
I like Benedict XII, his election made me kek
>A common practice at the time was for Cardinals to vote for a Cardinal who was not considered a real possibility for the papacy on the first ballot, in order to see how the other Cardinals were leaning. However, this time, over two-thirds of the Cardinals independently voted for Fournier. The Cardinals had not planned this, so the accession of the obscure Fournier on the first ballot was an entirely accidental affair.
>yfw youre too normy you became Pope
Isn't it amazing that his time was only 200 years ago? Will we ever see military leader of his caliber again?
Atheists of /his/, Ricky Gervais here. How did you come to your (lack of) belief?
Me? I used to believe in God. The Christian one that is.
I loved Jesus. He was my hero. More than pop stars. More than footballers. More than God. God was by definition omnipotent and perfect. Jesus was a man. He had to work at it. He had temptation but defeated sin. He had integrity and courage. But He was my hero because He was kind. And He was kind to everyone. He didn’t bow to peer pressure or tyranny or cruelty. He didn’t care who you were. He loved you. What a guy. I wanted to be just like Him.
One day when I was about 8 years old, I was drawing the crucifixion as part of my Bible studies homework. I loved art too. And nature. I loved how God made all the animals. They were also perfect. Unconditionally beautiful. It was an amazing world.
I was sitting at the kitchen table when my brother came home. He was 11 years older than me, so he would have been 19. He was as smart as anyone I knew, but he was too cheeky. He would answer back and get into trouble.
But anyway, there I was happily drawing my hero when my big brother Bob asked, “Why do you believe in God?” Just a simple question. But my mum panicked. “Bob,” she said in a tone that I knew meant, “Shut up.” Why was that a bad thing to ask? If there was a God and my faith was strong it didn’t matter what people said.
Oh…hang on. There is no God. He knows it, and she knows it deep down. It was as simple as that. I started thinking about it and asking more questions, and within an hour, I was an atheist.
>phone rings and mom answers
>"anon, change the channel"
>change the channel
>twin towers are on fire on the screen
>*a week later....*
>"mommy why did the bad men put the plane into building?"
>"because they believed babby mohammed told...
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paleoanthropologists theorise that homo sapiens survived over other hominid species because the part of the brain responsible for language and communication was larger. this allowed homo sapiens to spread ideas and information, which ultimately gave it the edge over other hominids, and allowed it to survive while the others went extinct.
> better at spreading ideas
> humans literally survived and exist now because of memes
how does this make you feel?
Best Generals of WW1, list 'em.
> Arthur Currie
> John Monash
Those guys are definitely worth a mention but it's worth noting their reputations are in large part built on the fact that they only received a corps command in the most successful year of the war. Same for Allenby. On the Western front his performance was mediocre, they shipped him out to Palestine and suddenly he's known as one of WWI's best generals. Frankly the Western front just didn't make anyone look good.
What nation and or empire had the greatest "warrior culture"