I've read that 'baphomet' came from 'muhammad', by some bastardization like muhammad -> mahomad -> mahomet -> baphomet
but how and why did this happen? you don't see Judaism equate Christ with Satan.
so the hellenistic period only lasted from about the 5th to the 3rd century BC.
What gives? How did such a short-lived ancient civilization back then become sooooo influential? It's not like everyone today is influenced by Egypt.
>Jaynes wrote that ancient humans before roughly 1000BC were not reflectively meta-conscious and operated by means of automatic, nonconscious habit-schemas. Instead of having meta-consciousness, these humans were constituted by what Jaynes calls the "bicameral mind". For bicameral humans, when habit did not suffice to handle novel stimuli and stress rose at the moment of decision, neural activity in the "dominant" (left) hemisphere was modulated by auditory verbal hallucinations originating in the so-called "silent" (right)...
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How does /his/ feel about Neo-Confucianism? I'm rather fond of Confucius and/or his students, but Neo-Confucianism is too rationalist (I mean that in the classical sense) for my taste. I also think the Neo-Confucianist theory of Tao is perverse.
Why is the UN considered ineffective? Is it tons of red tape and/or unwillingness to displease anyone? Has it done the world enough good since it's inception to outweigh any costs in both human and monetary value?
In high school and college we had a UN club, and it was incredibly popular. We talked about things such as the Syrian Civil War, Iranian nuclear facilities, etc. Every person was assigned to present the case of a relevant country on the issue, with about 70 people/countries being represented, everyone usually took their role seriously as well as being detached from their personal feelings to the matter. The main problem that we seemed to encounter that continued to occur was ideological "factions". What basically...
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Case and point of the UN being useless as tits on a bull
>Bosnian genocide/ Srebenica massacre
>Failed interventions in middle eastern countries due to veto powers of Russia and China
>failure to help third world countries in Africa through means of state capitalism, which could've helped improve certain countries in Africa from being absolute shit holes.
Over 2000 ethnic groups live in India.
Only 56 live in China.
India has been home to so many foreign conquerors
Whilst China has been primarily dominated by Han
Why is India such a clusterfuck and China isn't?
>Why is India such a clusterfuck and China isn't?
You're question forces an acceptance that India is a clusterfuck and China isn't. Both countries, from different perspectives, could be seen as, or as not a clusterfuck. The bottom line is that they are just different countries with different cultures.
Recently had a Hard Drive wipe, god knows why it happened but it did, am desperate to re-build my history folder in WW1 and WW2 areas (of course all is welcome) but precisely i would like someone to post the "horrors of war" image folder and the US nuking somewhere in the Pacific (can't remember where) ill dump what i have even though they're pretty common.
Thank you very much guys.
I heard a history adage:
>Rome fell because China built a wall
What are your thoughts and interpretations of this old history adage?
China didn't build the wall to deal the the Huns, they built it to deal with the Xiongnu.
Also, Rome dealt with invasions from the Kimbri and the Teutons that were vastly larger than the Germanic migrations that ultimately sunk them.
Why did the Mongols never manage to conquer India?
Daily reminder that protestantism is just Islam without the Quran.
I want people to keep their religious and ideological shitflinging off this board
Why did he adore Hitler so much?
He didn't. He just saw Germany at the Olympics. He didn't buy into he propaganda.
He didn't adore Hitler, he just didn't play into the propaganda machine at the time which was railing against Hitler because of the Night of Broken glass in response to Jewish boycott of German goods.
If anything Jesse Owens was neutral. Everyone thought Hitler was top dog at the 1936 Olympics except for the International press and Jews.
Now explain this pic.
Black would have been given their own fascist nation under Hitler and would have been allowed to exist in peace.
Why would a black not like Hitler? If they knew more about history most would love him.
Can anyone rec me a book about Rhodesia/The Rhodesian Bush War?
If only they had been nicer to the blacks, rhodesia-zimbabwe would be a wonderful thing.Willbur Smith (himself a Rhodesian) wrote a series of novels about the country some of which are set during the Bush war.
What might the mexica accomplish with iron, wheel, and beasts of burden
Who knows, they'd probably have a horse deity though or a God that rides horses like the Maya had.
>like really, becky, did you see nezahualcoyotl's jaguar outfit? he can't pull that off, what was he thinking?
/his/, were spears commonly used in duels in early/mid medieval times? Also when were spears most popular as mass usage weapons?