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Mar
23
comment Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
As a sub-2000 user, I can't edit your question in order to remove the downvote.
Mar
23
comment Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
I think the problem is, the nature of the subject lends to speculative questions (and answers). Sometimes even well researched pieces will contain some amount of speculation. Granted, my question wasn't particularly well researched. But I think there should be more leeway when the question being asked doesn't have an obvious answer.
Mar
22
comment Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
I will vote down almost any answer that contains "it is commonly believed...." - that is a signal of conspiracy theory, poor research, and an ill formed answer. Coupled with "I don't see any information" and you've guaranteed a downvote.
Sep
11
comment Is the Bible considered a reliable historical resource?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Sep
11
comment Is the Bible considered a reliable historical resource?
@DantheMan Natural selection can be observed every day. You don't need millions of years to see it. Bacteria developing resistance against antibiotics is one simple example of that. And please don't tell me it's "micro-evolution" vs "macro-evolution." And remember, there aren't "good" or "bad" mutations. Evolution isn't perfect, it's "just good enough to survive in a particular environment."
Sep
10
comment Is the Bible considered a reliable historical resource?
Also, it's easy to try and throw big numbers around, but in your lifetime you will undergo 10,000 trillion cell divisions. And just for fun, no - equipping monkeys with typewriters probably would never give you the works of Shakespeare. Someone's actually tried that and noticed that the monkeys for the most part just hit a few keys - notably, "S".
Sep
10
comment Is the Bible considered a reliable historical resource?
@DantheMan If you think evolution happens solely by random chance, you're very, very wrong. At least in the sense that the mutations are random, but the process of natural selection is not. Imagine you have 20 dice. If you were to try and get all sixes by rolling them all randomly, it'd take you millions of years to do that. But if you kept the sixes that you got with each roll, you'd quickly get to all sixes. That's kind of what evolution by natural selection is.
Jan
30
comment Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
Sorry, but I don't buy this. Is there any evidence that Columbus "published" his results more than the Vikings? The Vikings established a colony in the Americas, that should be as good as anything Columbus did. Columbus was also wrong in his theory. A huge fallacy in your argument is that you are applying modern scientific criteria to a time when most people thought the Earth was flat.
Nov
9
comment Is there a Greek myth of Poseidon “dating” his daughter in the form of a dolphin?
Not sure if this is on topic here.
Oct
31
comment Is the Bible considered a reliable historical resource?
It's very clear that you don't understand what evolution is about (and I am talking about the scientific theory of evolution, not the religitard's "brick turns into man" or "cats giving birth to dogs" version), the massive evidence supporting it, and its applied use in modern medicine. If you cared to research it, you would see how it can be demonstrated that amoebas and men share a common ancestor.
Oct
30
comment Why was Africa never really colonized?
@JoeHobbit Malaria and other tropical diseases were also present in South and Central America.
Oct
30
comment Is the Bible considered a reliable historical resource?
Please, I am not having this argument with you. If you think stuff like Evolution is "just a theory," feel free to jump off the nearest ledge, since Gravity is also "just a theory". Obviously, anyone who can say with a straight face that science actually backs up the ridiculous stuff in the Bible can't be reasoned with. Sir, you win.
Oct
30
comment Why was Africa never really colonized?
What exactly is your definition of "colonized"? Because I was under the impression that the majority of the African continent was under European control in the 19th century.
Oct
30
comment Is the Bible considered a reliable historical resource?
The age of the Universe (13.7 billion years vs ~6000)? The Flood (no evidence exists) - and I mean, how ridiculous is the Ark story anyway? The creation of man (evolution vs. creation from dirt)? And a large group of people migrating through the desert would have left some evidence of this. There is none.
Oct
30
comment Is the Bible considered a reliable historical resource?
This is a horrible answer. There is of course some truth to the accounts of the Bible, but that's how (try to) gain credibility: by mixing fact with fiction. But the events of Genesis and Exodus are very strongly refuted by scientific evidence. So this assertion that "there is strong evidence for Biblical accuracy" is miserably wrong.
Oct
29
comment Why are many African nations poor?
There are some valid points, but even if there was a correlation between climate and wealth, cum hoc ergo propter hoc
Oct
26
comment What were Hitler's religious beliefs?
Hate to say it, but I have to agree with Hitler on this one: "Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of the human failure."
Oct
23
comment Why weren't aircraft carriers utilized during D-day?
Why would you need aircraft carriers if you have friendly bases nearby? Carriers can be sunk, England can't.
Oct
20
comment Has mercantilism ever been successful?
How about Portugal and Spain in the 15th-17th century?
Oct
14
comment Which 11 countries were democratic in 1941?
Was the US ever a parliamentary democracy?