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


Sep
3
comment What were the causes of decline of Babylonian numeric system?
Is it merely place value? Did the Babylonians have place value?
Sep
2
reviewed Reviewed How long has western civilization known the body contains a significant fraction of water?
Sep
2
comment How long has western civilization known the body contains a significant fraction of water?
I think that if you search for "wet" rather than water, you'll find references. Two of the humors were, if I recall, "wet", the other two were "dry".
Sep
2
reviewed Leave Open What is the longest running legal case?
Sep
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the longest running legal case?
Sep
1
revised Which countries protested against the Anschluss?
link unfamiliar terms, etc.
Sep
1
comment Which countries protested against the Anschluss?
No, not irony, but if we are to serve as a reference Q&A site, then it behooves us to define foreign terms or terms that are particular to a question.
Aug
31
comment Which countries protested against the Anschluss?
What is the anschluss?
Aug
31
reviewed Reviewed Which countries protested against the Anschluss?
Aug
31
reviewed Close Why did Shostakovich not release his 4th, but did release his 5th symphony?
Aug
31
comment What is the history of the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction of the races?
If you edited the question to focus on the issues you raise in your comment to the answer, I could support the question. The comment is commendably specific: "What is the history of this idea?"
Aug
31
comment Where does the enmity between Shia and Sunnis stem from?
Edit is good, but I can't vote to re-open without evidence of preliminary research. There is ample documentation of the Sunni-Shia conflict in history.
Aug
31
comment Did Churchill advocate genocide of any innocent group of people?
what is "innocent"? What preliminary research have you done?
Aug
31
reviewed Leave Closed Where does the enmity between Shia and Sunnis stem from?
Aug
30
reviewed Leave Open What is the history of the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction of the races?
Aug
30
reviewed Close Why didn't Russia/USSR invade Norway as it is doing it in Ukraine?
Aug
30
reviewed Leave Open What did the word 'unconstitutional' mean to Americans prior to the Revolution?
Aug
29
comment How could a chariot work against a phalanx?
And the answer to the "how do they open their ranks" is (1) Plan (2) Practice, (3) Practice, (4) Practice. I am a REMF, but as I understand infantry is a cruel mistress; they need to master maneuvers as a unit. They practice and practice and practice till it is in their bones and then they practice some more till they are absolutely convinced that everyone on whom their life depends can do the maneuver at a standard of performance that will save their lives.
Aug
29
comment When did the British monarch become an emperor?
Certainly from the times of James II/VI, Monarch of Britain and Scotland, the Monarchy had the right to the title, but I believe I've seen it even earlier; I just can't remember where I saw it.
Aug
29
comment When did the British monarch become an emperor?
Not entirely sure that I understand the question. Disraeli and Victoria attached the title "Emperor" to the British Monarchy. Thus whoever occupies the throne gets the title (adjusted for gender). Thus when Edward assumed the throne after Victoria, he was "Emperor of India".