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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Dec
13
comment Why is literacy difficult?
Firstly, this question is a counterfactual that is unanswerable, largely because you're seeking to justify your own political ideas regarding the benefit of literacy. Secondly, this assumption, "when literacy was clearly highly beneficial?" is political and undemonstrated. Thirdly, to save this question you need to remove your politics, and ask about how people in the past used literacy. I suspect you're going to find that literacy was not high beneficial.
Dec
12
comment What was the typical range of travel of a Pennsylvanian resident for everyday life in the late 18th early 19th Century Pennsylvania?
As Semaphore notes the question needs work. You don't seem to have conducted basic research into social history of the late 18th century.
Dec
10
comment What was the purpose of Nazi extermination camps?
"while execution on the spot would presumably be easier and less costly?" Your presumption is false. "Actions" and "clearances" were difficult and costly.
Dec
10
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
10
reviewed Approve gender tag wiki
Dec
10
reviewed Approve gender tag wiki excerpt
Dec
10
reviewed Close Which cultures considered dual-gender sacred
Dec
9
reviewed Reviewed WWII: Did the entire war depend on breaking the ENIGMA cipher?
Dec
9
reviewed Close How Likely Was a French Alliance with Italy or Japan in World War I?
Dec
9
reviewed Close WWII: Did the entire war depend on breaking the ENIGMA cipher?
Dec
9
comment Yearly population growth rate throughout history
Population estimation is a matter of demography
Dec
9
comment Were there prominent secular philosophers in the European middle ages? If so, who?
This may get a better reception at the philosophy stack exchange.
Dec
8
comment Why did Hitler not concentrate more on North Africa?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a counterfactual.
Dec
8
comment What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
Your mileage may vary, but history is a humanity and a social science where your "syntactic sugar" plays a deep role in the capacity to read complex texts. Don't be astonished if you get a "church supremacy" based answer dealing with Christianisation of european culture in the middle ages, when this analytical position is currently rejected by the historiography.
Dec
8
comment What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
The question as edited appears on-topic. Welcoming references isn't a reference request: the core question is on-topic.
Dec
7
comment Will someone help me understand the following quotation about Calvinism?
Reading comprehension problem. Both Luther and Calvin had an emphasis on the individual's relationship to God. Calvin saw Luther's emphasis and added things to it. Calvin added moral regeneration, people being made again. Calvin added church discipline, people being intimately subject to the church. Calvin added autonomy of religious communities, individual communities not following a central ruler. For Calvin, moral regeneration would be caused by church discipline. For Calvin, moral regeneration would be caused by autonomous communities.
Dec
7
comment Does the number of legs in the air of a horse statue indicate how its rider died?
Are there any equestrian statues with all four hooves in the air?
Dec
7
revised What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
added 345 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Dec
7
comment What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
We don't do resource requests here, edited to make good.
Dec
7
comment When did formal social dance fall out of favor in the US?
Really suspicious of the heavily classed assumptions, the anarchronisms, and the strange concept of "formality" that includes swing but excludes (for example) mass raves.