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Jan
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comment Identification of ship and seaplane type
Really, that's quite some sleuthing
Dec
30
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
@Anixx are you suggesting that brownstones, and maybe other row housing, have no architectural value?
Nov
6
comment What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
So improve, rather than remove. We're all in this together. Look forward to your edits
Nov
5
comment What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
I welcome edits rather the outright removal. The point of the now-edited portion is that examples, like physical laws, do not change. We can have misinterpreted the mechanism that caused the phenomena of which we made observations, but there exists an immutability to 'the things' that drove/underlaid the occurrences. As such, was it the quality of Bacon's observations that made his work a milestone? Was it something else?
Oct
14
comment Were the (early 17th C) arrivers/colonists to North America (USA) outcasts from European societies?
Thanks, I think this was a really good contribution even so-long-after the original / primary discussion.
Dec
12
comment Iranian casualties during the first world war (1917-1919)?
@Alfi, I'll vote to close this later today, unless you makes edits to focus on a single answerable question, and frame your source / citations around that. You should feel free to ask multiple good questions
Dec
12
comment What similarities exist between the Kalapas theory from Subcontinental Indians, and the modern theory of atom?
I've edited the question to try to make it more neutral and historically-comparative –and thus less subject to Skeptic Responses. Feel free to make more concise / less wordy.
Dec
12
comment What similarities exist between the Kalapas theory from Subcontinental Indians, and the modern theory of atom?
I think this answer both provides edifying historical material, and espouses ad hoc opinions that are inappropriate color to cultural knowledge for which the author may well lack meaningful involvement.
Nov
18
comment Were any drugs (except alcohol) forbidden during medieval or ancient times?
Considering that people were exorcized, lynched, or subject to other mob mentality for 'acting possessed' or being taken with lunacy' – I presume that hallucinogenic substances would have been considered some-form-of-dangerous
Oct
18
comment Researching a Spanish document from the ~XV century
I think you should open a separate question here, asking only about the escutcheon. Put high res pics of it and tag it right. A heraldry expert should be around somewhere. You can also research online the heraldic symbols of your region. Post your preliminary or ongoing research in updates to the question.
Oct
18
comment Researching a Spanish document from the ~XV century
I would hate to see such a lovely historical topic be left to the 'closed' bin, but as it stands now you are asking for matters of appraisal and etiquette, which are beyond the scope of History.SE.... that said, matters of preservation should not be beyond this community, and I encourage that be the direction of your edits to the question. I will attempt, but feel free to continue editing.
Oct
18
comment What aspects of Soviet life were not controlled by Stalin?
@OllyPrice if you have answers that seem sufficient, then why don't you write an answer to your own question (you can do that) and consider updating the question to be more clear?
Sep
30
comment What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
This really needs to be more specific, and/or cite which historical precedents have already been considered (and should be excluded from an answer)
Sep
20
comment Organized and intentional suicide attacks during military conflicts
I strongly recommend that advice from these comments be included back into the Question's scope by OP. Interesting answers have been given, and the question merits improvement to avoid closing on grounds of policy
Sep
17
comment Are there ancient historical sources which have been permanently lost?
Mysteries of the past are important to work upon, but I'm not sure this question can be answered in any valuable way.
Sep
16
comment What factors enabled Europe to conquer almost the whole world?
@Voitcus I think you should narrow the scope so that this remains an answer-able and worthwhile question
Sep
3
comment What was the structure of religious beliefs among the Arabic peoples before conversion to Islam?
@Musk, would you please go into detail?
May
19
comment Is there a commonly-accepted book or a site that explains the history-of-everything?
@Carlo_R. you should just write the answer. This Q is already mildly off-topic due to the kind of solicitation of discussion that it makes.
May
3
comment Why the military revolution is a cause of the industrial revolution?
metallurgical innovations for material strength. Process automation to make identical multiples. Etc.
Apr
24
comment Did people have better nutrition before agriculture?
This would be a better question for Skeptics.SE.