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Jan
29
revised Why was the massive Human Wave attack used in WWI?
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Jan
29
comment What were the original casualty projections for Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
They had a bit of an idea, at least where individuals are concerned, if not large populations. Most likely the issue was getting non-scientific leadership to grok the issue with what seemed to them to be just a really big explosive device. In Richard Feynman's first autobiography one of the anecdotes he mentioned was his attempts to get the military brass overseeing the project to take radiation protection for the workers seriously.
Jan
29
comment Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
This was actually a plot element in Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle with the King of France plotting against England's currency. However, I think the only germ of known truth in there is that Newton spent some time hunting down counterfieters.
Jan
29
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Jan
29
comment Egyptian Ushabti and their uniquness
I've linked in the wikipedia page for it. Is there something you want to know about that isn't on that page?
Jan
29
revised Egyptian Ushabti and their uniquness
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Jan
28
revised Did Ted Kennedy turn to the Soviet Union for help winning an election?
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Jan
28
comment Why has bidet use not spread to the northern countries of Europe?
Based on the intimate knowledge of the area I gained from watching Crocadile Dundee movies, I'd say it isn't very common in Australia either. :-)
Jan
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on forgery tag wiki excerpt
Jan
28
revised Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
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Jan
28
comment Is there a link between national debt/trade deficit and starting a war?
This is a good time to point out that correlation != causation. Getting involved in a long war is a good way to rack up debt.
Jan
27
revised Evidence of diets that were exclusively vegetarian
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Jan
27
reviewed Edit suggested edit on What was the original cause of the Camel War in Islamic history?
Jan
27
revised What was the original cause of the Camel War in Islamic history?
Removed PBUH, questions should be objective and unbiased to one's beliefs, no special reference given to gods or prophets.
Jan
26
answered What is the first known organized religion in the world?
Jan
26
comment What was the structure of religious beliefs among the Arabic peoples before conversion to Islam?
The Koran has multiple references to both Judisim and Christianity. It is pretty clear the author was quite familiar with both.
Jan
26
comment Have the current polar ice caps receded further than those that existed before the beginning of the last Ice Age?
@jwenting - Its quite possible you are right. Even if you aren't, I've heard it argued that HCGW is putting off the onset of the next Glacial cycle (IOW: A Good Thing). The truth is we really don't know yet. (There's that word again).
Jan
25
revised Have the current polar ice caps receded further than those that existed before the beginning of the last Ice Age?
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Jan
25
answered Have the current polar ice caps receded further than those that existed before the beginning of the last Ice Age?
Jan
25
comment Number of humans that are killed by Alexander and Genghis Khan?
Even here, how sure are we really? We are relying entirely on histories written by people who feel a lot of cultural affinity with the ancient Greeks, and none at all for the nomadic Mongols.