is empiricism supported empirically? seems like a logical reach.
Are there any books about the artistic decline of culture?
Whenever you complain about culture being terrible today compared to the past, people call you a grandpa and say things like, "Yesterday's pop shit are today's classics," or "Today's great artists have yet to be discovered," or they say that youtube videos and internet memes are today's most important forms of expressions and I just don't "get it" or whatever.
Are they right? They don't seem right.
What do Chinese people think of the cultural revolution?
How much does the opinion and perspective differ between mainland Chinese and other Chinese?
I don't think mainland Chinese know much about it, I know Tiennamen square is heavily censored in China so I imagine the cultural revolution is similar.
Taiwanese and Hong Kucks like to cry about everything the PRC ever did.
Trust me, basically everyone in mainland china knows about the cultural revolution; its only taboo to prattle on about it in public
From what I've seen, almost every educated Chinese person knows it was Mao's own little colossal fuck-up
>inb4 美帝走狗/汉奸 etc etc
Could science be done without numbers?
No-one knows number.
Take Putin for example, he doesn't even know 2. LOL... Seriously. People think that there won't be a Russia versus China war, immediately after.
1. West versus Middle & Far East plus some EU defects.
2. China, Middle-East versus Russia.
You can't think above 1 m8
>M0nK3Y knows 2 - infinity.
So who really was the founder of Roman Empire ? Caesar or Augustus ?
Educate me about the Republic of Novgorod.
Was it really democratic?
Not democratic in the modern sense, but way more than medieval monarchies.
Also it was unreally literate for its time, the estimate is around 70 to 80%, including peasants. A rate like that was unheard of outside of monasteries during the middle ages.
What the fuck was their problem?
How do you fix a gf who thinks Hegel and Kierkegaard are "boss" but thinks Camus and Sartre are "hacks"? I pointed out to here that Kierkegaard hated Hegel but she just said "yeah, taking them as a whole they're completely incompatible, but taken as teachers I still learn new things from both each time I read them."
What are some lost/mythic cities that are "not common", for a lack of better words (that is, nothing like Shambhala or Atlantis)
Why is it so hard to find stuff about tachi (and how they were used) other than
>it's just/mainly the different mounting
>it's used by cavalry
which I'm not sure are even true. I can't seem to find anything involving sparring either. Are the differences so small that everybody just uses a katana since it's more convenient? Is there even a stream of kenjutsu that recognises these two as different weapons?
Personally, I find the earlier swords more beautiful compared to modern...
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Many of the older schools will use the term "tachi" in their kenjutsu. Aside from being a little longer their use on foot is practically the same. I dont know of anyone who has preserved tachi from horseback, or who practices it.
You find much sparring because many surviving koryu do not spar, especially among the arts that date back to the sengoku period. Most styles with an active sparring component were founded during the mid to late edo era, and focus on kenjutsu for dueling.
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Did "Soviet rape of Germany" really happen? I mean there are no real proofs and the numbers are very inconsistent.
over 2 million rapes
I'm not saying some German women weren't raped, but it feels like Germans are making the numbers higher to make the world feel sorry for them and give them better conditions after the war.
I think the whole "rape of women after war" has always been exaggerated. Think of it, what would a sensible woman do when the enemy comes knocking? Offer sex for safety possibly food and etc.
If the enemy isn't defeated, everything is fine. If the enemy is driven out you can just claim you were raped.
The traditional image of a forced rape bysome guy in an alley with huge fighting and physical force has always been a minority of rapes. I also can't see how fucking a dry woman that is constantly squiggling would be enjoyable.
I'm reading about Tacitus' Germania, and it's incredibly interesting reading on how these tribes, while not the "western civilization" like Rome and Greece, would later go on to successfully resist Roman invasion, but also supplant Rome itself and define almost all of north and western Europe by the early middle ages.
So let's have a thread on early Germanics.
Dick-waving is fun, and there'll be plenty of it no doubt, but I'm more interested in this from an ethno-linguistic perspective.
Until when was Common Germanic still a thing, and when did you begin to see divides in mutual intelligibility?
Tacitus describes the Ingaevones (red), Istvaeones (orange), and Irminones (yellow), which we can roughly tell as the Anglo-Saxon/Saxon, Frankish, and High German folk, but there's no description of the East or North Germans from this time.
And what of religion? Was everyone on the same canon? Were there noticeable...
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Their dress was also interesting. Germanics were big on pants, and men often wore a knot on their head as a hairstyle. Women, and I hope I can find picture for this, often kept their hair in a spaciously knitted cap. Beyond this, I do not know what their fashion consisted of.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Is God a male or female?
>God doesn't have a penis
Yes He does.
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