Why is Europe a continent?
Redpill me on Sikhism, /his/
The Sikhs are a religious and ethnic group that are native it northern India. There are also significant Sikh populations outside of India in countries such as Canada and America. They also posses very elegant headwear often accompanied with fine beards and mustaches. They also may or may not be white and more closely related to the ancient Aryans who migrated to India thousands of years ago.
How would the world look today if the West had enforced something like the prime directive towards Africa?
Only towards Africa? They'd still be bone-in-the-nose savage niggaz fighting over goats and shiet. No Botswana, no Kenya, no Nigeria, not any nation in the area would exist. It would be shit huts and Arab slavers
We'd know a lot less about the history of the Kingdom of Kongo because Portuguese exploits there in the 15th century provided them with written language and so we know a lot more about them than most other pre-colonial Central African states.
Ethiopia would probably be in better shape after Tewodros II without any British interference.
Apart from that not a lot would change until the 19th century. Dahomey, Ashanti, Kongo and the Zulus would probably have emerged as the great powers in their regions though southern Africa would probably continue to be pretty isolated.
What, the entire continent? Or I guess sub-saharan? I don't really see how that would be possible. Even if you got the rest of the world to agree not to set foot there, how are you going to prevent Africans from leaving? It was NEVER completely isolated, remember. Some tribe deep in the Congo might have no idea about Sweden, but they do know their neighbors. Who in turn know THEIR neighbors, and so on, until we're talking about Egypt...
>tfw Krauts and Naziboos actually believe Sealion could have ever worked
Let's play a game /his/
Vaguely describe a war in 5 greentexts or less and try to guess which war it is
I'll start with a relatively easy one:
>Democracy vs. Oligarchy
>Democratic state is very ambitious, forms an alliance
>Democratic state tries to get more allies
>Fails and allies turn against them
What did he mean by this?
What does /his/ think of Noam Chomsky?
He's a gommie. Therefore not worth talking about.
Should humanity plug itself into a pleasure machine? What are the arguments against it?
Try to focus less on how we would practically implement it, I'm just curious about why a virtual heaven everyone would be completely happy with is wrong.
Knowing there's a reality I'm neglecting could alter things, but 2 arguments against this: I could either forget about it, or not care due to being so happy
Why not just burn your empire if your going to partition it?
Rome had become more than a Empire. It became an idea. An idea of a strong unified ideal that ruled most of Europe. After the Western Roman Empire the barbarians that fell rome all took up the banner of rome under the Holy seat in Rome. The idea eventually moved through to free thought and secularism still under the values of Rome. That idea, through Capitalism, media, and sheer power is how Western Civilization overwhelmingly took over the world.
It is also how Western empire is reclaiming the eastern.
How much truth is there too this?
So /his/, tell me about some seemingly mundane events or tricks of the mind that could have influenced how our primitive ancestors formed their folk lore, religious beliefs or superstitions.
>constelations in the night sky forming figures around which to mold gods
>when you stare at a small flame in a dark place. Such as a small campfire, and close your eyes, a bright red eye shaped image appears, with serpentine pupils down the middle. Could be seen as an evil aparition, and form the basis of a superstition
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Fascinating threat, little contribution I can think of.
I have been obsessed with a theme recently, philosophically and artistically. It has persisted for months. I'm stuck on an elevated version of the chicken and the egg. I eat, and at almost every meal, I break down the components and think "Who the fuck even thought of eating this? Who the fuck thought of doing this and eating it?"
When it comes to science and the mothers of invention down the line, it makes sense. Logic would follow...
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Ive wondered that a few times, and the best answer i could think of was that back then, cooking wasn't as structured and recipe based like it is today, so there was a lot of experimentation to be done. Whatever these folk had to eat was cooked or prepared in a variety of ways, all depending on what was available, how much of it, etc. some good ideas stuck, and the method was memorized and passed on.
As for individual ingredients, pretty much observation, trial and error i suppose
Why is there something rather than nothing?
Anyone else tempted in joining a monastery?
>that comfy life of discipline
>living a non-materialistic lifestyle
>living in a community where you all share the workload
Dude, no Internet. I've thought of it, but no internet. Monasteries are a lot more regulated now they can be overseen easily, than they used to, in the good old days of wine fueled Nun Orgies.