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comment Would modern aerodynamic design be recognizable to a vehicle expert 100 years ago?
I think the marketing aspect (last paragraph) is the main one. I'm sure Mr. Ford could make the cars, and understand why they were better. He probably wouldn't have been able to sell them though, as people wouldn't recognize them as comfortable at first sight.
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answered What is the source and history of “green on blue attack” expression?
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comment Was there a text as revolutionary regarding humanitarism as the New Testament in a pre-Christian era?
Today's standards with regards to harshness/cruelty/ruthlessness (in what calls itself Western Civilzation) are at best from the last 100 years. Even during the industrial revolution life was harsh by today's standards, Dickens would make a good example of this.
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comment Were there any conquests that Ancient Rome undertook explicitly to gain control of a natural resource?
Have you been playing Sid Meier's Civilization recently?
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answered How widespread was practice of fusion of Graeco-Roman and barbarian names?
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comment Why aren't the Americas named after Christopher Columbus
I added the references that support my position. However, there are several competing theories. You can find a good summary at uhmc.sunysb.edu/surgery/america.html
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revised Why aren't the Americas named after Christopher Columbus
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answered Why aren't the Americas named after Christopher Columbus
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answered Names in England during the Tudor period
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accepted When and where did socks become common?
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comment When and where did socks become common?
+1 for a very good answer. I'm working on a theory whereby socks are a good way of measuring the state of a civilization. I shall have to put more effort in to finding out what went on in China. I will also need to correct for tropical/desert peoples, with much less need for socks.