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Jul
11
answered 12 Prisoners demonstrate first steam locomotive
Jul
11
revised 12 Prisoners demonstrate first steam locomotive
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Jul
9
comment Prisons and prison laws in Old Testament times?
This also explains why every 50 years (Jubilee) and after 7 years (Shmita) all debts were forgiven and all slaves were freed. Slavery was effectively a special kind of debt. This is why some like sds consider it more accurate to call it "indentured servitude"
Jul
6
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
6
revised Where did the Crusaders go after 1291?
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Jul
4
answered Where did the Crusaders go after 1291?
Jul
3
comment Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
A good answer gets an upvote. One could claim it is an explanation of some of the mechanisms behind the military superiority that was at the heart of my answer, but I always like backup. :-)
Jul
2
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
@Lost1 - Way, way, WAY before the Han. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. However, China was unified before and afterwards (hence the name "warring states period", implying China having many competing states is unusual).
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
comment When did streets get names?
What makes you think they didn't have them from the get-go? If there are multiple streets around, people have to have a way to differentiate them in conversation.
Jun
30
comment Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
Well, if there's relevant info on your website (which from poking around I suspect there is), you should be able to make a good answer by summarizing the bits of it relevant to the question at hand, with links to sources or more detail up on your detailed website. So somewhere in between a naked web link and a verbatim dump of the website is the sweet-spot to shoot for. :-) Feel free to poke around and see what level of detail high-rated answers tend to provide.
Jun
30
comment Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
@astabada - Yes, the whole point of my answer is that for what interests most of us here (their subsequent development and behavior), cultural heritage is more important than crass genetics, and for that one looks at language.
Jun
30
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@Anixx - Well, again in a first-past-the-post system, that only matters if the write-in gets a majority of votes. Any time that has ever happened to my knowledge has been the result of an active organized campaign. In such instances, it is pretty obvious which Lisa Murkowski people were voting for.
Jun
30
comment Why were people from the Asian Steppes able to militarily dominate Europeans on a repeated basis?
I don't necessarily have a problem with linking to your own website, if it has good information relevant to the question. However, answers that contain no useful content other than a link aren't very useful at all.
Jun
30
comment German Murderous tendency?
Note that Germans, Icelanders, Dutch, Scandanavians, and English are all essentially derived from the same original genetic and cultural stock. So any theory that relies on inherent genetic predisposition will have to account for all those other peoples as well.
Jun
21
comment What is the truth behind this speech by (Lord Macaulay)?
FWIW: cultural heritage is yet another phrase that was unknown in the 1800's, and peaked in use right around 1998.
Jun
21
revised What is the truth behind this speech by (Lord Macaulay)?
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Jun
18
comment Are there any incidents of war / brutalities because of Football match other than the famous one between El Salvador and Honduras?
There are those who blame the Port Said incident on the Egyptian government too.
Jun
17
comment At the end of WWII, were nazis working on any other super weapon besides V-2?
@TylerDurden - I didn't say it wasn't an answer. I'm just explaining why I downvoted.
Jun
17
comment At the end of WWII, were nazis working on any other super weapon besides V-2?
The claim here is extraordinary (to be generous), and the only (supposed) reference provided is quite conveniently off-line and not available to the public.