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    Re: What does Christmas mean to you?

    The term Day and Night is used symbolically in Genesis, and iannnor referring to a twenty four hour day.



    Well, God did not kill everyone, Noah and family survived. It was all good before Adam...
  2. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Yes, I know. I think we are in agreement with what was said. The point i was trying to make was that Europe, relatively, wasn't especially poor during the time of the Age of Exploration. Earlier, ...
  3. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    You don't need to produce the metal yourself to use it for your coins. The Venetian gold coins were highly regarded and widely used, but Venice didn't have any gold mine, it got its gold through...
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    Re: Three Christs

    Since it was only screened in the Gala Presentation in the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, and won't be released to a limited showing in general theaters in January 2020, chances are very few people have...
  5. Sticky: Re: Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning preaching.

    The traditional Latin Catholic mass? I would think only Latin major atheistist would enjoy a Latin mass.
  6. Sticky: Re: Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning preaching.

    If the Western world is a manure, then the rest of the world must be a toxic waste dump. Bad as it is, the Western world is still better off than any other part of the world.

    The Western world...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Not really. If you read the NT gospels, which are our primary source on Jesus, Jesus repeatedly shows he was not some nationalist New pushing a nationalistic agenda as some modern scholars try to...
  8. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    It is that where I don't think the facts support the claim the East was ahead until the 19th or 18th century. Take a look at Morris 4 social criteria scores:

    Energy capture:

    * By the 16th...
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    Re: What was the Schlieffen Plan?

    All of which points out that the German planners might have over emphasized the danger of the Russians at the expense of underestimating the danger the British Empire represented.



    Perhaps the...
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    Re: What was the Schlieffen Plan?

    The Germans don't seem to have taken into account Britain sufficiently in their planning. The effects of the naval blockade should have been anticipated, and a plan drawn up to address it. Germany...
  11. Re: A thread about that gay guy who hated Jews

    The Histroia Augusta as a historical source is not the most reliable, and anything it.says must be treated with a degree of skepticism..

    Even if Hadrian had a ban on circumcism, it could have been...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    It is a common false belief that the Council of Nicea was about what books of the bible should be included in the Canon and be considered the official word of God.

    The Council of Nicea did try...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Treaty of London 1839 guaranteeing neutrality of Belgium?
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Correct. The design was based off the Russian nuclear powered icebreakers. I rep you.

    Your turn.
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    I haven't a clue, but since this has been sitting awhile, I am going to say it is Prince Albert meeting with the board of directors for the Great Exhibition, for no other reason than the guy standing...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    I repped Brewster for you (well I tried, and seemed to work.)
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    The British found copper sheathing more effective than lead. The British actually tried lead sheathing in the 17th century, but went back to using sacrificial wooden sheaths, since they found the...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Here, this should be an easy one.


    https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/nuke_barge_0.jpg?itok=yS1X4CO7
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Its not a YO-27. Could it be a Bristol Bagshot?


    Here is a picture of a Bristol Bagshot. Looks similar to me, but don;t know where the Moo Moo clue comes in.
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  20. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Debatable. Already by the 16th century, China was technologically behind in many areas, and even by the 14th century the West had surpassed China in several areas of technology.

    1. In Ships...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Nothing magical. Life could not spontaneously arise under the conditions that exist on earth today, but it certainly can and is maintain - despite Climate Change claims to the contrary, life still...
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    Youns5ill haven't provided any data to support your claims that the average Hellenistic person had better stature or diet than the average Roman. You made a claim, now please support it with some...
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    Ok, I see you point, the link was wrong in a number of points. It got both the value of sesterrii to aureus and the amount of silver a centurion earned off byy a factor of 10.


    But as I ...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    By itself, water could not raise the temperarue above freezing. But once the temperarure was above freezing, water ballet alone could maintain the temperarues above freezing.

    The CO2 levels were...
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    That link you cited was not what I was using for the ratio of silver to gold.

    It may be wrong for what the pay of a Centurion is, but that is not where i got the ratio for silver to gold I was...
  26. Re: A thread about that gay guy who hated Jews

    The Romans were not always very good a distinguishing ethnic groups. Those living beyond (east) of the Rhine were often called Germans, whether in fact they were a Germanic speaking people or not,...
  27. Re: A thread about that gay guy who hated Jews

    To be fair to Hadrian, the Jews proved to be even more troublesome than most of the subjects of the Romans. The rebellion of the Jews in the Kitos War wasn't confined to one particular location,...
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    I was referring to sample size. Even 89 is not a particularly large sample size, compared to the number of bodies found in places like Herculaneum and Pompeii, and I recall only seeing a sample size...
  29. Re: Inbreeding, allee effects and simple stochasticity maybe led to the Extinction of the Neanderthals.

    If Neanderthals were split into small isolated populations as the paper proposes, the arrival of modernhumans would have encouraged I get feeding of the Neanderthals with rhe nearby modern humans...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Could it be a YO-27? Originally, the YO-27 was an observation plane, not a bomber, but I hadnt heard about it originally intending to be a fighter.
  31. Re: Did you ever visit any place where a particular battle took place?

    Ai have only visited American Revolutionary and Civil War battle sites, Gettysburg, Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord, etc. Gettysburg was pretty much still countryside, but the Battle of Bunker...
  32. Sticky: Re: Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning preaching.

    Perhaps those people "who delude themselves into thinking they have no religion" define religion differently than how you define 8r, and by their own definition they have no religion. Then it would...
  33. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    I forgot she is also responsible for the TV shows and every thing else, which pretty much invalidates all what I said about her. I guess I was wrong about her, thanks for pointing it out.

    I...
  34. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    And you keep attacking the character of a person instead of discussing their arguments. The movies are most definitely part of the Star Wars thread, even 8f 4hey are not the biggest part.

    I was...
  35. Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    She has made 4 movies, and one was a clear failure. Given the Star Wars brand, where success was virtually guaranteed, a 75% success rate is not quite as good as it seems. And Disney Star Wars...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Without any atmosphere at all Earth's average temperature would be just around 0 F. To get the results of the graph, his models assume that water vapor contributes very little greenhouse warming,...
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    You still haven't provided any support based on biological archeological data to support what you say. I would be interested to see the actual evidence. In general, from what I see, I body sample...
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    Re: 'Star Wars' discussions

    I am not particularly interested in The Rise of Skywalker either, but I will probably go and see if 2 or 3 weeks after the movie is released. If the movie isn't still playing in theaters by then,...
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    Re: 'Star Wars' discussions

    Instead of cliches, Star Wars was built on time tested themes. George Lucas was heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", which is about the archetypal hero found in...
  40. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Initial iron working in China also came.from the "barbarians" to the north of China as well, although cast iron was a Chinese invention, per Donald Wagner.

    http://donwagner.dk/EARFE/EARFE.html
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