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Feb
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reviewed Leave Open Where Can I Find Copies of the Richmond Enquirer?
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reviewed Close Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
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reviewed Close Earliest Recorded Name in History?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
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reviewed Leave Open Before Pearl Harbor, what percentage of Americans believed the US would stay out of the war?
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comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
@Guest - That is too fine a hair to split.
Feb
21
comment Who invented modern bookends? (both model T and model L)
@Lohoris - Doing a bit more googling, and he was apparently a professor of entomology who was looking for a better way to store his specimen collection!
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comment What is the current consensus on the origins of the Brahmi script?
@T.E.D. - Also Korean hangul, which is probably the most famous example of the phenomenon.
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answered Who invented modern bookends? (both model T and model L)
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answered What is the current consensus on the origins of the Brahmi script?
Feb
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answered What was the main diet of pre-agricultural Asians?
Feb
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comment Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
Excellent answer! From the perspective of a student of Vitruvius, Roarke is correct. However, from a larger perspective, Vitruvius is probably partially correct - all of the Iron age mediterranean civilizations built stone columns, and the Egyptians started building theirs as early as 23rdC BCE. The wood-on-stone columns discovered at Naxos were built just after the Greek Dark Age, where they were almost certainly echoes of the stone columns of the Mycenaeans and Minoans. Sooo... he's right except he's wrong except he's right. :)
Feb
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comment Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
Excellent answer! I should point out that Roarke was relying on Vitruvius - but Vitruvius was not necessarily a reliable source. All iron age civilizations built stone columns long before the classical greeks - it
Feb
20
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
Code of Hammurabi is one of those old saws from middle school history curriculum that never winds up being updated. Everyone remembers it, as the origin of law is very important, but it's no longer accurate. There are indeed older and more comprehensive codes of law, but Hammurabi's is the best preserved and best known, so it gets taught as "the first". Infuriating.
Feb
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answered What caused the turning point in Hundred Years' War?
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answered Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?