Is there a worse philosopher than Aristotle?
>Assumes the universe works a certain way.
>Never bothers to test it.
>Takes experiments by Galileo to finally disprove him
THE SECOND "POINT" —"THE EARTH IS THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE"— MAY BE ACCURATE THOUGH; WE DO NOT EVEN KNOW HOW EARTH, AS SEEN FROM ABOVE AND AFAR, BEYOND THE ATMOSPHERE, APPEARS.
Which medieval society would you want to live in? Germany/The Holy Roman Empire seems the most comfy to me. Between the fairy tales and my visit to Bavaria there's a certain image I have of the area that's different than when I look at France or England. What about you? This is assuming you're a peasant.
I FEEL THE SAME REGARDING "MEDIEVAL GERMANY" AS YOU DO, AND I THINK THAT GENERALLY, CENTRAL EUROPA WAS THE LEAST SORDIDLY MISERABLE EUROPEAN ZONE DURING MEDIEVAL TIMES; I WOULD NEVER WANT TO LIVE IN MEDIEVAL TIMES THOUGH.
The type of architecture on your pic was actually born in Western France
What would South America be like today if they'd been conquered and settled by the British rather than by the Portuguese and Spanish?
Culturally they'd obviously be similar to other British colonies such as Canada, US, Australia, and New Zealand.
Politically, there certainly wouldn't be the proclivity for Cadillos like Latin culture. Also one reason for the "backwardness" of Latin America (besides Brazil) is because the independence wars destroyed a ton of infrastructure that set them back many years.
At least this is what my Latin American history professor said when we asked what differentiated Spanish American...
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How in the fuck did the eighteenth amendment ever get passed? What made people decide that banning the sale and transportation of alcohol was a good idea?
It was promoted by the "dry" crusaders, a movement led by rural Protestants and social Progressives in the Democratic and Republican parties, and was coordinated by the Anti-Saloon League, and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
industrialization first began to create a life style which was noticeably draining upon people's souls. Wake up, go to work, come home, sleep, is no way to live. thus people naturally sought out a release from this monotony. the most common form, and one of the more effective, was alcohol. unfortunately wages during this early period of industrialization were of course a joke. thus people would quickly spend a large amount of their pay drinking. once these drunks got home, the wife would then ask where was the money...
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What are the best and/or most realistic historical fiction television shows out there, /his/?
I would ask /tv/, but it's a shit board and I'm interested in the level of historical accuracy of the shows as well as their overall quality of entertainment.
Is there anything else out there in the historical fiction arena that is better than Rome? Or at least other shows that history fans should watch or would likely enjoy?
Really, anything that is good and at least tries to be historically accurate (with some license) is good... but the more accurate the better.
I thought this was pretty good. If miniseries count.
And I've heard the Hornnlower TV (fictional character, but accurate setting) movie series is good. But I would need someone else to confirm that as I've not seen it.
Of all the "historical" shows I watch, Halt and Catch Fire is the one that seems 100% convincing, since it's not very difficult to create totally authentic 1980s set dressing today (since that stuff is still around if you look for it). Never caught anything on that show that seemed anachronistic to me.
POST HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS
Try to aim for a semblance of realism, meaning minimal anachronisms and inaccuracies; this excludes art of the Renaissance and earlier.
Doesn't have to just be buildings and stuff, but people too.
/pol/ mostly has a negative attitude towards philosophers like Adorno or Horkheimer as if they were bitches of Zionist Ideology. To what extent is this true? I plan to read them, is it worth the time?
Well they hated western/white culture, that much is true. Even Habermaß fucked off because he got sick of their obesessive disdain and pessimism without constructive alternatives.
Adorno in particular was a "no fun allowed" piece of shit, literally thought we shouldnt have poetry because of muh holocaust
How can a beaten, malnourished, neglected and depressed slave be any productive? Won't that actually be bad for the slave owner and his profits?
Pretty much this. The worst cases of beating slaves were uncommon incidents. Also liberals strangely want to portray fiction as though it were real. Using Uncle Tom's cabin to represent slavery is not a very good idea.
However you personally define a soul, do you believe something called a soul exists? If so, how do you define it? How do you determine which things have one? What are its properties? Does this soul depend on the body it inhabits/surrounds?
ITT: we post God-tier 10/10 military uniforms
Got a twofer
The Swedes actually looked good for once.
On 4chan I hear about the lack of achievements of the African Kingdoms/civilizations. In response I hear about kingdoms like Mali or Axom that were supposedly equal or better than their counterparts elsewhere.
So how great or not so great were these civilizations /his/?
Honestly, in terms of innovation and relevance, Sub Saharan Africa is at the very bottom of the old world.
This was due to a number of factors, mainly the fact that it was separated physically from the rest of the civilized world, and most of the species of plant and animal that made agricultural life function didn't work in the lower latitudes.
Why doesnt the poor kill the rich?
What's the deal with the Trinity? I've never really understood it.
>he thinks God and evolution are mutually exclusive
>16 (SIXTEEN!) year old teenage girl defeats invading kingdom and saves her country
Jeanne is the most based woman in history, truly blessed by God
>truly blessed by God
Yet executed by the Catholic Church