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comment Why was Quantum Mechanics deemed 'counter-revolutionary' by Stalin?
@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
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
comment Why was not Greek alphabet adopted by other languages given the Greek influence?
Greece was a newcomer? Sorry, I strongly disagree. Greek language has one of the oldest written history.
Jul
24
comment What does the King know about the People?
Also please clarify are you asking about just some statistical mistakes?
Jul
24
comment What does the King know about the People?
I usually do not use this terminology.
Jul
24
comment What does the King know about the People?
Please list what countries you consider free.
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
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
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
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
14
comment Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
@Felix Goldberg the question has wrong presumption, so it can only be answered by showing the presumption is wrong.
Jun
8
comment Why did Martin Luther hate the Jews?
@DVK actually there were different versions of Christianity who were often harchly persecuted.
Jun
8
comment Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
I think many in Russia would believe Russia is more democratic than the western countries currently because the leadership is more popular. Also many would argue that the USSR was more democratic than today's Russia.
Jun
8
comment Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
@ihtkwot in any case it is difficult to see how the effort of Peter the Great failed. The system he instituted lasted for 300 years only to be replaced with Communist ideology(also borrowed from the West) by Lenin. Current rulers in many respect are inspired by Peter the Great.
May
26
comment Could Hitler have won WW II if he were nicer to the Jews?
@jwenting dfinitely this is not true for the whole Ukraine, lol.
May
21
comment Were the living standards in Medieval Europe a lot worse than in the Muslim world?
How sitting in a stone building makes your life worse? And were they really always just sitting? Also consider that mast of peasants in Europe were living in wooden houses while most of muslims were living in clay/stone houses.
May
13
comment Three rings (wreaths?) symbol in XIX century Russia
Is there any indication that the symbol was used before Peter I?