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Hello world,

My name is not Monster Truck II and I was not born in 1920. But here is something about me that I feel comfortable sharing. I studied physics and computer science at college and enjoy reading (history, politics, and economics) and listening to music.

Here is my bookshelf:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/20250758-monster?order=a&shelf=non-fiction&sort=position


Oct
6
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
28
comment Which religion was the first monotheistic one?
@Vector I never said it was a good answer. All I said was that at least one fact in it is not wrong :).
Sep
27
comment Which religion was the first monotheistic one?
@Vector, the vedas were composed around 1700 BCE which most scholars agree is the start of the Vedic period. While, not the oldest religion as pre-vedic religions are still practised in some parts of the sub continent, it still is definitely one of the oldest surviving ones. Nevertheless, I too feel we need more evidence (perhaps from someone trained in Vedic theology) to support the claim that Hinduism is indeed monotheistic.
Jul
26
asked Where were visa documents invented?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
7
awarded  Yearling
Mar
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Origin of an old museum ticket
Mar
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can the Queen of England fire the prime minister of Australia?
Mar
12
comment Were the borders of British India deliberately poorly demarcated?
youtube.com/watch?v=qMkYlIA7mgw
Jan
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Korean Traditional Clothes for each Dynasty
Jan
27
comment Has the existence of a matriarchal society really been discredited?
The Chinese character for the word "family name" is 姓 and the root of this character is 女 (female). This means that at least at some point in time the Chinese believed that the family name used to come from the mother.
Jan
25
revised Why did Britain not purchase Alaska when Russia had it up for sale?
Added some context
Dec
15
comment Is there a reason for a Queen's husband not to be referred to as King?
@PieterGeerkens It is an old question but I remember the question was for UK (see the examples that the OP mentions). But no problem expanding the scope of this question if the OP does not object.
Dec
15
comment Is there a reason for a Queen's husband not to be referred to as King?
True @PieterGeerkens. But I avoided that as the question was tagged with UK.
Dec
14
revised Why did Germany not colonise much?
Easy English
Nov
5
comment Who stood for the Roman consulship in absentia?
@MarkC.Wallace Wait. Won't that just include who won while standing in absentia? How about those who lost?
Sep
30
comment Why is such big density of churches in medieval towns?
@AskingStory I meant modern day India with modern temples.
Sep
30
awarded  Talkative
Sep
29
comment How did Germany rebuild so quickly after World War I?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Sep
28
comment Why is such big density of churches in medieval towns?
+1 Another observation --why so many temples in Indian cities? May be it has all to do with the economics of it. Temples in India attract a lot of donation from people. There is significant money there. Perhaps the same holds true for churches as well?