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This is just a generic profile. If you're really interested in my thoughts, try my website: http://www.allen-poole.com. There you will find my blog and my thoughts on business as a web developer. Constructive criticism is more than welcome.

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Analysis of prototype based inheritance.
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Feb
18
comment Breakdown of casualty causes in American Civil War
@Oldcat Do you count bayonets? Hand to hand combat was common through WWI.
Aug
8
comment Is the claim that Hitler came to power democratically justified?
@hrishikeshp19 It is a "yes/no" type. The phrase "I suppose" means "Yes, with qualifications."
Jan
17
comment What did the Catholic Church do to promote human rights of non-christians from 1500s to mid 1900s?
@Anixx That entirely depends on your yardstick. If you are looking for the actual lifespan, that is closer to 30 years/generation (also happens to be the number if you type define:generation into Google). My understanding is that for men it is actually closer to 33 years and for women it is closer to 29 years. The Biblical generation was 40 years, and the modern sense of the word is about 20 years (Gen. X is at least 20 years, but Gen Y is sometimes cited as only 10).
Jan
17
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
The problem, however, is that all "doctrines of equality" maintain that some are "more equal" than others, whether explicitly or in practice. What, then, should be the bar for whether we say that something is in high esteem?
Jan
17
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
Well, I think that entirely depends on your definition of the word, "respected". If you mean, "held in high esteem" or "viewed as worthy of honor," then I would say that it is very respected indeed. If you mean, "followed", then the question becomes a good deal more ambiguous and can vary based on a variety of variables.
Jan
17
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
Some of this is not entirely indisputable. "equality," does not mean, "literal sameness of act" but rather, "sameness of value". David was condemned for the murder of Uriah, even though Uriah's life was (technically) his to dispose of. Similarly Christian "sexual inequality" is more accurately understood as assertion of "difference of role" not "gender superiority/inferiority"
Jan
17
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
Simply because an idea or policy is sacrosanct does not mean that it isn't interfered with. While it may be violated daily, that does not mean that it is not something which our justice system and our populous professes as the standard by which the accused are measured.
Jan
16
comment What did the Catholic Church do to promote human rights of non-christians from 1500s to mid 1900s?
It's really easy to demonstrate 19th century onward...
Jan
13
comment Is the claim that Hitler came to power democratically justified?
Only if we wish to say that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Speaker of the House (President Pro Temp? hard to get an exact US equiv.) are not democratically elected.
Jan
13
comment Is the claim that Hitler came to power democratically justified?
Well, I suppose, then, it depends on what you mean by "took power". This is one of the chief examples of "legally elected through illegal means" I know of. He was named chancellor when it was clear that the government would remain too divided (basically, Paul von Hindenberg needed a unity government and brought his rival on to make that happen. I believe that is fairly common practice and Brittian and it definitely happened in the J. Q. Adams election in the US).
Jan
2
comment Does the number of legs in the air of a horse statue indicate how its rider died?
@Anixx The point mgkrebbs was trying to make was that you meant "disease" and you wrote "decease"
Jan
1
comment What is modern criticism of Nazism?
@DVK You seem to be straining a gnat and swallowing a camel. The point was that size is not an intrinsic measure of value. For such a farmer obviously the two materials would be reversed — he would not appreciate a lsrge pile of gold spread over his land, but manure would be useful.