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comment References or accounts in historical Egyptian literature about the Exodus
@TheMathemagician - Your "overwhelming evidence" should probably be replaced with "one researcher rejected by most academics". If you want, I can fix your comment for you. :-)
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Apr
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comment Was the Abolition of Slavery in the United States perceived and advertised as an effort to improve race relations or as an improvement to labour laws?
As for #2, if you look at the original Republican platform, you will find a surprisingly sophisticated argument about the labor market distortions caused by the presence of large amounts of unpaid slave labor.
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revised How widespread was the notion that space travel was impossible prior to the successful launch of Sputnik 1?
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answered How widespread was the notion that space travel was impossible prior to the successful launch of Sputnik 1?
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Apr
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comment Pigs in ancient Israel
Since the pigs were for the occupiers, they probably only spoke Pig Latin.
Apr
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comment Why did we never found any elephant skeletons in the Western Alps?
@Schwern - Well yes, that is how organic matter disappears. The eaters can be anything from humans to big carrion-eaters to insects to microbes, but eventually nature will eat it all.
Apr
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comment Why did we never found any elephant skeletons in the Western Alps?
Often phrased as "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence".
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answered Why did we never found any elephant skeletons in the Western Alps?
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comment Why did we never found any elephant skeletons in the Western Alps?
...and of course we all know its not one of those.
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revised Did the British Army burn any capitals other than Washington?
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comment Did the British Army burn any capitals other than Washington?
I'd quibble that this was an artillery bombardment, but the Congreve rockets used had no real purpose in this situation other than to set buildings on fire.
Apr
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comment Why were the some “New Deal” programs cancelled in the beginning of WWII?
@MarkC.Wallace - Actually I'd argue (in fact, I did argue) that those particular programs were about unemployment, not spending. Also, its debatable if WWII was actually the sole cause of the unemployment drop that led to their demise (I'm inclined to believe it was the biggest factor, but there are economists who disagree). As you can see from the graph, unemployment was on its way down years before Pearl Harbor.
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answered Why were the some “New Deal” programs cancelled in the beginning of WWII?