How does this make you feel?
He is an okay writer. What bothers me is that he calls others biased and illogical and seems to imply he is none of that. We're all biased and also illogical at times, it is our psychology.
Did Christians and Jews fight in Saladin's army?
What was the intent behind the Dieppe raid? Everything I read on it pretty much talks about what a disaster it was and all those Canadians that got killed or captured.
I presume that wasn't the goal. What were the British trying to accomplish at Dieppe?
>tfw you will never sail across the world, compete with the rest of Europe for the hegemony of the rest of the world
>tfw never going to spread language and Christian values
Hold me, /his/, this cultural shift that we've been suffering has eroded the foundations of our civilization.
>compete with the rest of Europe for the hegemony of the rest of the world
Only Britain, as the Chosen People, has the divine mandate to civilise and Christianise the globe.
But you're not even christian anymore, oldest ally.
Why are there so few pictures of medieval travellers/soldiers carrying around luggage? I understand that part of pilgrimmage was to live on charity and soldiers having a whole lot less kit but still.
If I'm a soldier on campaign I'd atleast want a basic hygiene kit, sewing kit, rations, a canteen, a bedroll, extra clothes, tools, cookware and eating utensils, camping equipment, personal items and some form of entertainment. Some of these soldiers were on campaign for decades, obviously they would accumulate more stuff than the clothes on their backs and surely...
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Very few people remember or consider to draw that stuff.
They're artists who draw it, after its happened and without having seen it themselves usually.
Go look up drawings of modern soldiers on deviantart today, it will be generally correct but they'll probably not include the giant equipment packs.
Because manuscript illustrations tend to show the glorious bits, knights in armour charging at each other or troops scaling the walls, not servants putting up tents or digging latrines.
There's a few pictures showing military logistics though.
Pic is from the Morgan Bible.
Was this guy right about anything?
Why were the Italians such bad soldiers during WW2 ?
Is there any basis to the claims he was a plagiarist?
No. Notice how these claims never come from people who actually understand the "plagiarized" material (physicists), and the people he supposedly plagiarized from were perfectly willing to give him credit. It's just a /pol/ meme because he's the only Jewish scientist they know.
Would western and central Europe be as developed as sub-Saharan Africa if it weren't for the Romans? Particularly the Germanic peoples, since they failed to invent anything of note prior to Roman conquest. According to Tacitus, they even lacked agriculture, which puts them on the same level as the least developed Africans.
Because the Celticucks were coming home from fighting in Greece/Diadochoi/Rome that they were beginning to have ideas. Population centers were already popping up and Celtic tribes in the continent were gathering in huge confederacies.
Problem was, Rome's power was also growing.
Let's talk about piggybacking on famous ancient people with little to no historical evidence. In other words, who WUZ your countrymen, /his/?
Scythianz n shiet here.
We wuz Sapa Incas and the Sons of the Sun n' shiet.
In my experience, people who have studied English, creative writing, or journalism usually make the worst writers. They take forever to make their point; there's 10 pages of fluff for every page of worthwhile content.
Any thoughts on this?
it's common to all aspiring writers, regardless of whether or not they took writing classes
the key is realizing that the background fluff isn't on the page for the reader's benefit, but for your own. you yourself are kind of making it up as you go along, and you end up inserting pages of fluff about stuff nobody else cares about into the book in an attempt to get your own ideas straight in your head.
like imagine how much LOTR would suck if Tolkien had thrown the entire silnarillion into it as...
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1. What is your understanding of God?
2. Have you had a personal religious experience to verify it?
3. What happens when you die?
>He doesnt exist
>ate by worms
>God belongs in the black swan category, which basically means that nothing meaningful can be said about him
>no, because what we're trying to discuss is by definition outside of anyone's frame of reference
>the material and information you're made off and you've produced gets reused. Whatever is necessary is recycled, whatever isn't is discarded. I can't really complain about this, because I'm the product of this recycling
1. I'm not sure I rightly have one. I think he's likely just a psychological abstraction meant to encompass everything we don't understand while serving as a baseline for our understanding of truth and goodness. Alternatively, he could be something along the lines of Plotinus' one.
2. I've had a religious experience, but it didn't relate to that.
3. I don't know. I assume we just cease to exist.
If the monarchies of this three countries had remained in place throughout the 20th Century, would things have been better, or worse?
I'm not too knowledgeable about Nazi Germany but China and Russia both basically owe their current power to the rapid modernizations put in place by their communist regimes. Maybe less people would have died and they would have had more personal liberties but they would probably be living in poorer conditions.
How accurate is this?