Why are so many schizophrenics religious?
Hey I had psychosis, am either schizo or bipolar. But I only "believe" in nonsense when psychotic.
It is not like I'm delusional all day.
But some schizos are indeed delusional all day, every day. Mostly.
Can you recommend me any good education materials for the Battle for Berlin?
I'm looking for a thorough documentary or a thin book I can read in a hurry.
Where did the Sumerians originally come from? Did they develop from local cultures like the Ubaid or did they migrate there or what?
i like the way /his/panics explain thiings
Well they spoke an isolated language that isn't Semitic or Indo-European and a lot of consensus on their origins and ethnicity seems to be based around believing they are descendants of neolithic farmers in the Near East that predate any Semitic ones who arrived later on.
>History is written by the victors
How much true Is this line?
I want to read the books of the most important philosophers of history, do you guys have any list?
Is sub-Roman Britain a useful parallel to modern Sub-Saharan Africa?
That isn't sub-Roman Britain.
While http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/FeaturesBritain/BritishMap.htm may be suspect as fuck it gets somewhat close to representing how chaotic shit was.
What book would /his/ reccomend to someone who has lost all hope?
Tell me about Saddam Hussein (pre-1991 of course). What did he do right? What did he do wrong?
a source on Saddam, with an out of the orthodox perspective, is As'ad Abukhalil a Lebanese sociologist in California. search his blog(using the search bar) for references to Saddam. Apparently Saddam was into secularism(gave hints of atheism) and for a time was warming up to Israel.
Also search his blog for atheism, Arab atheism and the history of it rarely gets mentioned in the west.
Spread the oil money just right.
Fought the Iranians.
Played the superpowers like a fiddle.
Put the Kurds in their place (literally).
Puts the Shi'i in their place.
Killed radical Sunni clerics.
Trust Bush Sr.
Stopped killing radical Sunni and Shia clerics.
Didn't just comply with UN and American demands.
Someone once told me people weren't allowed to own land in colonial times in the Americas if they didn't have facial hair as it was a sign that they had white mans blood in them.
Can't seem to find any references to this through google searches though, is it a myth and bs?
Just what was his deal?
ITT: Empires/Kingdoms which were once huge and powerful and feared worldwide that are now dying or irrelevant
How were people communicating with each other before english become international language?
I doubt they knew latin in Asia
Bear with me here /his/
Wouldn't it be right to say that each and every healthy human being has an end that guides each one of his actions?
that end can be called many different things but the most common is happiness, and if happiness is a state of mind that can be achieved by being the best possible version of you, shaping and honing your virtue's which can be defined as Aristotle define them as the states of mind which concern man and which also warrant praise, such as bravery, temperance, liberality etc, dictated by our common ability to empathize...
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so couldn't it be said that, knowing all of this, objective morality truly does exists?
sure we can argue about it to no end like the solipsism vs realism argument of 2+2=5 or 4,but if for all practical reasons it equals 4 every time we test it against our experience of reality it equals 4 isn't it objective enough to be considered true?
I'll go even one step further and suggest that if each and every person would dictate to himself a healthy code of ethics, no bad to the extent we have today(wars, poverty,homicide, etc) would exist in the world and we will live in a much more stable environment, in other words if humans would seek harmony within themselves, without even trying they will find it outside of them, it's truly sad that the formula for a good, beautiful and wholesome life was invented as long as thousands of years ago but we are still enslaved to ignorance.
why than do you wake up from your bed at morning?
why don't you kill yourself?
obviously you must have a certain end which drive to do your actions throughout the day, that's relative to your idea of happiness.
Is there a definition for people who are culturally, religiously, ethnically and linguistically mixed (when it comes to hereditary)?
Example: Grandparents from China, Mongolia, Kazachistan and Russia, parents born in USA and Bhutan then have a child who grows up in Swizerland (Which speaks English, French, Italian and German).
i.e. You can't call them a "Russian" even though they speak it, nor an "American" even though they speak English.
Definition for these kind of people?