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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
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.
Jun
15
awarded  ancient-history
Jun
14
revised In what language did Caractacus deliver his speech to the emperor Claudius?
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Jun
14
answered In what language did Caractacus deliver his speech to the emperor Claudius?
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
11
answered Virtus romana vs homosexuality
Jun
11
comment Was it ever deemed illegal to translate the Qu'ran?
@ThorstenS. In general, I believe you are right. However, it could have helped Copernicus avoid a bit of hassle that he died immediately after publication.
Jun
11
comment Was it ever deemed illegal to translate the Qu'ran?
That's a particularly weird attitude with The Bible, since I don't believe a word of it was originally written in Latin.
Jun
11
comment Was it ever deemed illegal to translate the Qu'ran?
@jwenting is right. However, this is still a complete enough explanation of the various attitudes toward translations that I'm upvoting it.
Jun
10
revised Why are there no dogs pictured in paleolithic cave paintings?
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Jun
10
answered Why are there no dogs pictured in paleolithic cave paintings?
Jun
6
revised Does the ancient Egyptian religion still have followers?
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Jun
6
comment Does the ancient Egyptian religion still have followers?
Interesting. Just to be clear, it appears this isn't a continuation of the old religion so much as an attempt to resurrect it from what's known of its ancient practice, long after it died. (Much like Celtic and German neo-paganisim)
Jun
4
answered Can the current Monarch in UK be overthrown or otherwise replaced?