Alright /his/torians, let's talk about the IRA, Provisional or others. Some questions to get us started.
How important was the Provisional IRA for Ireland?
How active is the IRA today?
Northern Ireland belongs rightfully to (UK/Ireland)?
How bad were the troubles?
How effective were Provisional IRA terrorist tactics (bombings and such)?
Assume that you're a rational Christian.
a) Propose a robust argument from your standpoint that solves the Problem of Hell.
b) You lose one point each time you contradict the Bible.
God works in mysterious ways. God loves everyone with faith. Those without faith are devil worshippers. Thus God exist and hell exist for the sole reason.
If you disagree with me, you're going to hell.
What was the religion being practiced in Mohammads town before he had his revelations and founded Islam?
Will we end up in a socialist utopia?
No because scarcity. We'll probably end up hooked up to some kind of matrix, which we could design to be Utopian, but the economic model will be "welfare capitalism", not socialism.
Is Sumerian really a language isolate, /his/? Or is there a deliberate vaccuum among Indo-European historians to distort history in their favor?
>In the early days of Assyriology, Sumerian was commonly believed to belong to the Ural-Altaic language phylum. This view originated with three leading Assyriologists, Edward Hincks, Henry Rawlinson and Jules Oppert, and other big names in early Assyriology such as Friedrich Delitzsch supported it. The Frenchman François Lenormant, who wrote on the subject in 1873-78, found Sumerian most closely related to Finno-Ugric, while also containing features otherwise attested only in Turkish and other Altaic languages.
>Attempts to connect Sumerian with other languages have not been successful, however, and after 157 years, Sumerian still remains linguistically isolated. This being so, there is every reason to take another look at the old Ural-Altaic -hypothesis, for it has never been properly investigated. In the 19th century, Sumerian grammar and lexicon were as yet too imperfectly known to be successfully compared with any languages, while all more recent comparisons suffer from the lack of Assyriological or linguistic expertise and are hence for the most part worthless. This does not mean, however, that they are all garbage: at least 194 of them seem perfectly acceptable both phonologically and semantically.
>The wind turned in the early 1880s, however, as two prominent Finno-Ugrists, August Ahlqvist and Otto Donner, reviewed Lenormant's work and concluded that Sumerian was definitely not a Ural-Altaic language. This was widely considered a death-blow to the Sumerian-Ural-Altaic hypothesis, and since then Assyriologists have generally rejected it. Typically, when a Hungarian scholar in 1971 tried to reopen the discussion in the journal Current Anthropology, a few linguists welcomed the idea but the reaction of the two Assyriologists consulted was scornfully negative.
>To date, I have systematically gone through about 75 per cent of the Sumerian vocabulary and identified over 1700 words and morphemes that can be reasonably associated with Uralic and/or Altaic etyma, allowing for regular sound changes and semantic shifts. Somewhat surprisingly, words with possible Altaic etymologies constitute only a small minority (about seven per cent) of the total, and it is unlikely that the picture will essentially change by the time the project has been finished. Although a close relationship of Sumerian with the Altaic family...
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Indo-European historians do have a tendency of distorting history in their favor despite all the evidence to the contrary, Scythia being one really good example, with the Iranian origin of Scythians based on a few words scribbled down by Greeks.
Should Norway have been allowed to keep the northern islands and Greenland in 1812?
Why philosophers dont team up with other humanities such as sociology and political theory? Is it an autistic field? why they cant write books with other people from other fields? i wolud love to see them working with political theorist, biologist, anthropologists, film makers, bussiness managers and many others. Do you thinks mixing fields is a good idea and can revive philosophy making it more popular and usefull in a daily basis?
Is Christianity the most forced meme of all time?
What the fuck was his problem?
Who are the real South Africans?, the Afrikaners or the indigenous Africans(blacks)?
Both claim to be the real South Africans
How do people who believe in free will argue with the argument of mental retardation?
If everyone can be accontable for their actions and something like behaviour is ultimately the product of your sheer willpower, then you'd also have to say that people who suffer with down's syndrome or autism are like that because they're lazy faggot bums.
By saying that they have a special condition and therefore they're willpower cannot be used, you're admitting that the envorinment will speak louder than willpower alone, and therefore, if the envorinment is stronger than the self (assuming the self even exists to start with, which I'd say it doesn't), then we indeed live in a deterministic Universe.
Tell me freewillers, how do you respond?
>people still think laws and justice are about "knowing better"
Getting beaten as a child doesn't mean you get a free pass to go on a school shotting
Was the Russian Civil War the most interesting and cool in history?
Because it has relatively futuristic looking cowboys out on the old-east.
Is true that pharaohs desired the end of the world?
I'm not sure I've really heard much about the Egyptian's conception of the "end of the world" at least compared to Norse beliefs, The Abrahamic religions, and Zoroastrianism. They seemed much more interested in the afterlife of the individual than all of that.
we've all heard about american and CIA involvement in afghanistan and pakistan during the 1980s which helped drive the soviet union out of afghanistan. what we've never heard of is KGB involvement in the south asia. For most of the mid 20th century, india, afghanistan and to a certain extent, pakistan were ruled under leftist socialist governments which were close to the soviet union. What I've always wondered is if whether there was any soviet or kgb involvement in the region to strengthen the foothold of leftists and bring them into power. Did the KGB take advantage...
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>For most of the mid 20th century, india, afghanistan and to a certain extent, pakistan were ruled under leftist socialist governments
D R O P P E D
come back when you lrn2history kid
We hear so little about it because ultimately the CIA managed to outmaneuver the KGB in South Asia, meaning that at this moment the legacy of CIA involvement is alive and well whilst the KGB's involvement has largely been stamped out.