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revised If modern human existed for hundreds of thousands years why was writing invented only some 7000-9000 years ago?
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comment Are the Ramayana and Mahabharatha exaggerated stories or pure fiction?
Doubtless some of the places mentioned in the various Vedic verses exist too. That doesn't really change my point.
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comment US: Who turned the (originally) “anti-slavery” GOP into the “pro-business” party?
@DVK - I didn't write it, so not my fault. If you're curious how prohibition fit into their program, I'd suggest either asking that as a question, or picking up and reading the excellent Last Call, which goes into the politics of Prohibition in detail.
Nov
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comment Which city was attacked by Nazi-German war flights in India during WW2?
Quite. If the question was about Japan, then the answer gets very different indeed. Particularly if you take "India" to mean the British territory (including Bengal and Burma), rather than the boundries of the modern country.
Nov
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comment When and how did people begin to consider slavery immoral?
This actually is a really good question. The holy books of most world religons acknowledge slavery's existance without saying a thing bad about it. I've even heard it argued that, in a world where the alternative was often genocide, slavery was actually a more moral option (thankfully we mostly don't live in such a world anymore).
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What events led to the fall of the Zhou Dynasty during the Warring States period?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Pedophilia in ancient Greek and Roman culture
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comment Natural born citizen
Where did you get the "two parents" thing you keep referring to in this answer? Is this a personal opinion, or do you have a reference for it? I don't see it anywhere in your provided references.
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comment Natural born citizen
@KeithThompson - I meant pretty much what I said. The distinction doesn't matter (at that sentence), because by the 1790 definition being discussed there, its pretty clear that "born a US citizen" = "natural-born citizen". The only reason there's really still an argument is that the 1790 law is no longer in force.
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Evolution of the names of slaves
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revised Evolution of the names of slaves
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comment Evolution of the names of slaves
No. I tried to point this out (but perhaps not hard enough). Slaves generally just went by one name, and (when outside their master's lands) the name of their master, eg: "Fred Johnson's Jim". A proper surname implies the person has a family that is worthy of your note, and thus is really only for free men.
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answered Evolution of the names of slaves
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comment When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
...then again, there are some common features between some of the Hindu gods and some of the gods and mythology found in the Greek and Norse pantheons. A common Indo-European origin could put some of it further back than 3700 BCE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Indo-European_religion
Oct
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accepted Was the US Navy larger in 1917, and if so, why?
Oct
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comment When did the first organ transplant operation occur?
...which is why I didn't make it an answer. However, I think it backs up the timing you gave here, so I thought it might be helpful.
Oct
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comment When did the first organ transplant operation occur?
Note that until the late 1800's, the importance of hand-washing to prevent infections was not widely accepted. Trying to perform a transplant of an internal organ before then would have resulted in so many secondary infections that I can't see it ever having much hope of saving the patient.
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revised Natural born citizen
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answered Natural born citizen