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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).
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answered When did people understand where children come from?
Jun
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Jun
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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
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Jun
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answered Why haven't Russia and Japan signed a peace treaty after WW2?
Jun
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awarded  Announcer
Jun
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revised Why is there a big gash in the side of the Pyramid of Menkaure?
Since we've established the pyramid is actually the Pyramid of Menkaure, I've removed references to the Great Pyramid to not confuse future searchers
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
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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
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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
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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
reviewed Approve How did France balance the budget by 1738?
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
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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
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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
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reviewed Reject jews tag wiki excerpt