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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.
Jan
25
revised Stalingrad - the German perspective?
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Jan
25
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
+1 , but I'm sure Soviet military activity had a little something to do with it as well...
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
24
revised North Korean Famine
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Jan
24
comment Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
There's a very blurry line here. For instance, most of us would classify Lucas' "The Force" as a belief in some kind of supreme essence, but not personified in any way. Traditional Siouxan religons believed in Wa-Kon-Da, which is a very similar concept. However, it was easily Christianized as "God" (or often "Great Maker"), and many modern Christians (Siouxan and non) think of the concepts as equivalent. So how different is it really?
Jan
24
comment Has the existence of a matriarchal society really been discredited?
I'd agree. However, that is exactly this question, so the content of your comment probably ought to be in your answer. :-)
Jan
24
revised North Korean Famine
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Jan
24
comment Has the existence of a matriarchal society really been discredited?
...however, this leads me to wonder if the response from the scientific community to this culturally popular idea hasn't gone too far. Hence the denial from many of there ever having been a "true" matriarchal society in all of history. It wouldn't be the first time a scientific community has overreacted in this way.
Jan
24
comment Has the existence of a matriarchal society really been discredited?
Note to other readers, the link in this last paragraph was from an article in 1990 when all this "Ancient Goddess Religon" stuff was going full-bore. It really should be read if you are interested in this topic (or even if you just heard all that talk repeated as serious science back in the day).