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I'm currently studying Aikido and Taiji. I'm informally studying jo and bokken.


Oct
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What was the world population around 970 BC? Does it fit the biblical narrative?
Oct
9
revised How similar were Finnish and Lenape slash-and-burn agriculture?
added 93 characters in body
Oct
9
comment How similar were Finnish and Lenape slash-and-burn agriculture?
so you're really interested in the difference between two cultures pre-agricultural farming techniques. Slash and burn isn't important? I'm not arguing, I just don't understand why you are challenging Mr. Bailyn's assertion.
Oct
9
reviewed No Action Needed How were fortification doors protected against fire?
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
Oct
9
comment Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
I changed proscribed to prescribed - I hope that I did not alter the intended meaning.
Oct
9
revised Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
Corrected spelling.
Oct
9
comment Did the Trojan Horse actually exist?
This is an unsupported opinion that does not answer the question.
Oct
9
comment How similar were Finnish and Lenape slash-and-burn agriculture?
Why would you assume that there would be differences between the Finnish and the Lenape farming techniques?
Oct
9
revised Is there evidence Muslim soldiers fought in the Continental Army?
Edited the title to make it more accurate, more terse and less provactive.
Oct
9
reviewed Close Did Ivan Marchenko actually exist?
Oct
8
reviewed No Action Needed What would have been the carrying capacity for 11th-13th century backpacks?
Oct
8
reviewed No Action Needed Were the Puritans for a State Church?
Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed Power over the centuries: spiritual vs. political vs. economic
Oct
7
comment Power over the centuries: spiritual vs. political vs. economic
Merchant, Soldier, Sage
Oct
6
revised What is “the dead credit”?
Corrected punctuation in title. added economy tag
Oct
6
answered What is “the dead credit”?
Oct
6
comment When did the Romans finally acknowledge that they were living in an empire?
". . . a certain point, you just have to face facts." I haven't seen any evidence to support this hypothesis. Empirical evidence suggests that humans have a limitless ability to avoid or ignore facts. BBC history magazine had an interview this week with a historian who argued that the human ability to ignore facts is responsible for all human progress and history.
Oct
6
revised Did Ivan Marchenko actually exist?
spelling and grammar errors.
Oct
5
reviewed Reviewed Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?