How do you tell whether a person is actually part of a group and saying they aren't is a no true scotsman fallacy, or if that person really isn't part of that group despite that person saying so?
No true Scotsman is a fallacious fallacy. Or at least the example of a Scotsman is.
A Scotsman is a man with Scottish Nationality. Duh. I don't care if you think a man of African origin living in Scotland isn't Scottish, you're not the legal governing body deciding it.
The phrase should be No true Christian or some shit.
Today marks the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Let's get a thread on the war in the Pacific going.
Is this a good /his/ book? I'm going on a trip and I want something /his/ related to read.
Also, anyone have any other interesting /his/ related books to suggest?
If there is a god, why should it be Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Sunni, Shia, etc that monopolises what 'god' is?
In other words, lets assume that you definitely believe in a deity - why should you then have to follow any of the pre-established religions instead of ending your belief in a god right there?
>"The Bible is none other than the voice of Him that sitteth upon the Throne! Every Book of it, every Chapter of it, every Verse of it, every word of it, every syllable of it ... every letter of it, is the direct utterance of the Most High!" - John William Burgon
how do you respond?
"Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah. "
And then I point out that Matthew includes Jeconiah in Jesus' geneology.
Why is being transgender more socially acceptable than being transracial when race is a social concept and gender/sex has physical connotations?
Because racial identity isn't accepted as something someone just happens to have, whereas gender identity is an irreducible part of a person.
You are only black or white because others see you as such, but you are male or female because of the way you see yourself.
How do you actually "get into" history without taking a class? I tried watching documentaries of some subjects but I feel like it only gives me an incomplete picture. It isn't like a continuity in a fictional universe that you can follow one installment at a time and then know everything about. There is just too much happening at once to follow one country's events without knowing all the other country's events. I know much of the basics already but I want to start researching it in-depth.
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Tsundere, Heidegger, and Me is a Light Novel series about philosophers living in Japan as cute girls
-2nd to her: Descartes
-Upper Girl: Spinoza
-Left of Loli: Hegel
-Right of Loli: Kant
-Lesbians: Berkley and Hume
>“Decartes is a haughty princess, Nietzsche is yandere, Heidegger is a long-haired cultural club leader.”
Could the Mongols have made it to the Atlantic had the Khan not died?
They had beaten the fuck out of every European force until the time of the khans death and then chose to stop invading
They showed promise and the ability to beat any army they faced. I'm not sure if they had enough men to hold an empire of that size. I suspect they would have been waylaid by the Germanic tribes in the northern forests.
Where did it go so wrong? Or was it just doomed to fail from the start?
>country controlled by talibans
>Talibans have nukes
>Country is corrupt as hell
>Borders and ethnicities doesn't make sense (lot of different people living in the same country
It went wrong from the start, giving land for the muslims is a retarded idea and gandhi is a brit puppet and probably a muslim as well
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Has any country ever had as quick and dramatic a drop in geopolitical relevance as Britain did post WWII without being outright conquered or destroyed?
Britain is still very geopolitically relevant.
You are just comparing it wrongly to the level of power and influence they exhibited while they were a global Empire.
They are still a huge economic and political power, and is a nuclear weapons state.
OP didn't say the UK was irrelevant, he said it experienced a massive drop in relevance.
Which it did, the UK went from being THE superpower. The one that set the precedent of what it means to be a superpower for history. The country that the word had to be invented to describe.
Now it's gone from that, to the USA's right hand man, the mere accomplice of their old colony. And France is prime to take that honour at a moment's notice.
Hi guys, I'm making a report about the renaissance, and I have to find ideas and ideals of the renaissance, I don't know why, but I find it difficult.
Could any of you help me?
My focus at this point is how individuals became independent, and what the "Renaissance Human" is, as I feel that these 2 subjects can fill up to 4 pages.
Just art and culture became hugely popular, leading to patronage. See things like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael, etc
Patronage provided for artists, musicians, playwrights, authors, etc, but often they would tend towards a bias for their patrons... to keep the money flowing.
Write about how the Renaissance was ridiculously overrated thanks to the enormous influence of its own thinkers, and that while it came with a lot of revolutionary art techniques, Renaissance Humanism was intellectually disastrous and plunged the West into 300 years of intellectual dark ages.
>Good book about the crusades?
I'd like to read a book about the crusades. It should include a detailed history of the Templars and the Albigensian Crusade. I'd also like to have one of these books that include, say, quotes from letters of knights and things like that. So just that I have some atmosphere. It doesn't have to be strictly academical/theoretical, but I don't want conspiracy BS (especially regarding the Templars and Cathars part), either.
Any recommendations maybe?
well i can think of Robyn Youngs triology, Brodherhood, crusade and requiem (these are the name in my lauge so they may differ for you sorry) its a bout a boy who gets invitet to the templar and ends upp joining a secret order within the templar and you get to follow him thru his life
and the triolgy of Arn the templar(translateded from my lauged to) not all of these books are about the crusade but a large pice of the books take place in it,
sorry for bad english
I'm trying to start reading into the history of the Quran, validity of the verses and just the general study of Islam itself. I need a non biased book, any recommendations?