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Jul
7
comment What was the influence of dead people on Johnson's 1948 election victory?
This starts as a great question, but quickly spirals into a conspiracy theory. Just ask for the historical facts, there's absolutely no reason at all to interject your own hypothesis into the question, especially since you provide no references for it.
Jul
5
comment Did Napoleon ever say «On s'engage et puis… on voit»?
Found some secondary sources that claim Napoleon said that in St. Helena, and the quote can be found in his memoirs. However, I couldn't find a (freely available online) French version of the memoirs and can't verify.
Jul
4
comment Why has SACEUR exclusively been an American officer?
Interestingly, Jean-Paul Paloméros (French) is commanding the Allied Command Transformation (the organization that succeeded SACLANT, the "Atlantic" equivalent to SACEUR).
Jul
1
comment When did people understand where children come from?
@Voitcus No idea how effective the methods were, but I think the fact the excrement method survived for almost 3 millenia points to it being generally effective.
Jul
1
comment When did people understand where children come from?
@Drux I... tried to avoid it, but I couldn't find a better way to convey the message that the feces were used medically and not ritualistically / religiously (i.e. magic crocodile dung).
Jun
30
comment Why haven't Russia and Japan signed a peace treaty after WW2?
@Carlo_R. If you hover over the downvote arrow, a tooltip will appear. It says: "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful (click again to undo)". Your question does not show any research effort, I guess that's what the downvote is for.
Jun
29
comment How did the “Standard Model” physics theory get that name?
@EugeneSeidel & Drux: We have a lovely chat room, please take extended discussions on posts there.
Jun
28
comment What English company founded in the 1200s filed for bankruptcy in the 2000s?
Not what you're looking for, but I think you'll find it intesting: Kongō Gumi (a construction company) operated from 578 until 2006.
Jun
26
comment Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
@Drux If you haven't had a Politics account already, I would have invited you to join the site based on that comment ;)
Jun
26
comment Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
@Drux Fairness, certainly not. The appearance of fairness, on the other hand, is at the core of almost every political decisions (in democratic countries).
Jun
25
comment Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
Too speculative for my taste. Moving on, fraternal polyandry may be the more common form of polyandry, but I'll also need a source for whether that was indeed a fact in Sumer. If this is also speculation, at least present it as such and not as fact. Lastly, trying to reason the ban on polyandry by comparing it to Urukagina's other reforms may backfire. Some studies suggest the polyandry ban was an earlier policy, established by Entemena.
Jun
25
comment Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
That link only tells us that Urukagina banned polyandry and we already knew that from the question. I'm asking for a source for the reason Urukagina banned polyandry. Also your link is crap, it's a verbatim copy from the polyandry article on Wikipedia (at least Wikipedia bothers to offer a citation).
Jun
25
comment Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
Any source that this was Urukagina's reasoning?
Jun
25
comment Did Noah Webster ever state why he Americanized spelling?
Related (on English Language & Usage): How and when did American spelling supersede British spelling in the US?
Jun
25
comment Good Introductory World History book?
@h3now I think Math.SE is the only SE site that welcomes explicit reference requests. The general policy is that those questions are off topic, but of course every community can bend the rules a bit, if there's very strong support for a certain category of questions.
Jun
24
comment Were Greek columns hollow?
@jwenting That's true, "glue" was a very poor word choice there.
Jun
24
comment How did IKEA design evolve?
Not exactly what you are looking for, but interesting nonetheless: How has Ikea changed furniture design?
Jun
24
comment What are the historical reasons for religious and political negative attitudes towards homosexuality?
"Any practice that stood in the way of producing children (homosexuality, birth control, masturbation), was therefore frowned upon until modern times." I guess then the ancient Egyptians, Greek and Romans don't fit in your definition of "traditional societies".
Jun
23
comment By what right/legitimacy did the Republic of Indonesia come to rule the country?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_National_Revolution
Jun
22
comment Were Greek columns hollow?
@Luke That hole is only a few cm deep, it doesn't go all the way through. It's where the glue that kept the pieces together went, the first picture shows this a lot better than I could explain it (the pieces in the middle aren't broken per se, they just aren't glued to each other any more).