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Jul
31
comment Why did Stalin deem Quantum Mechanics 'counter-revolutionary'?
@sds consider the discussion in linguistics. Once Marr en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Marr was successful to push his own (fringe) theory about language claiming it is more compatible with Marxism-Leninism. But Stalin intervened against his theory publishing his own article against it. If he not intervened, Marr's followers possibly would succeed to destroy their opponents.
Jul
30
answered Why did Stalin deem Quantum Mechanics 'counter-revolutionary'?
Jul
30
comment Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
"in terms of culture ,history ,language and DNA,the modern Greek state has nothing to do with the old" - lol. At least language-wise, the modern Greek language is very close to the ancient Greek (more close than Italian is to Latin for instance).
Jul
30
revised Why was not Greek alphabet adopted by other languages given the Greek influence?
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Jul
21
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Jul
21
comment Does special perception of rhyme by humans indicate importance of poetry in prehistoric era?
This does not mean it was not used before. Modern humans exist for 200000 years.
Jul
21
asked Does special perception of rhyme by humans indicate importance of poetry in prehistoric era?
Jul
14
comment Why did non-monarchic rule meet with so little success in ancient China?
Rome started as a kingdom.
Jun
30
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@T.E.D. One can claim it's obvious, others can claim it is not, what is the legal rule? In Russia and Ukraine all votings are accompanied with some people register candidates with the same names as the opposing candidates so to split votes. Yet since they all are registered the comission does not doubt who is voted for.
Jun
30
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Jun
30
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@T.E.D. how then to know that people voted for this person rather than another person with the same name if u can just write in the name?
Jun
23
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
@sds usually cited number is 5-6 millon POWs killed. I never heard a claim that Germans took no more than 1 million, even from the most hard-line "apologists" :-)
Jun
23
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
@Vector with Russian POWs they did not follow the Geneva convention, under the pretext the USSR did not sign it. Jewish POWs from Russia got killed like any other Jews. Also they usually killed all Russian wounded, without taking them as POWs. I upvoted your first comment.
Jun
23
revised Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
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Jun
23
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
There were about 5 million Soviet POWs killed, rather than 2-3, I'll suggest an edit, if u disagree, revert.
Jun
23
revised Which country was the first to separate (Christian) Church from state?
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Jun
21
revised Why are the “Three Musketeers” called musketeers?
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Jun
20
answered Why are the “Three Musketeers” called musketeers?
Jun
20
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Jun
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did Heisenberg undermine the German atomic bomb by deliberately hiding his expertise from the Nazis?