What if Siege of Constantinople (1453) failed? Would Bizantine Empire recover entire Anatolia?
No, they would have most likely simply have been conquered later. There really was no chance for them to ever regain their glory.
Remind me again - What did this agglomeration refer to itself as?
Why did the Western Roman Empire collapse but not the Eastern Roman Empire?
East was more stable, wealthier and easier to defend.
I personally have the opinion that because it didn't have Rome and was less well known, it was sort of less of a target for migrating tribes, to an extent. This took some of the heat off it.
You could also argue that the East ruled former empires while the west mostly ruled former tribes people, though centuries of Romanisation had its effect, they quickly balkanised during strife.
Whose bust is on this album cover?
Why do people refuse to acknowledge Ayn Rand as a serious philosopher?
What distinguishes a pseudo-intellectual from a true intellectual?
>Still being hunter-gatherers instead of settling and utilizing agriculture
"ex nihilo nihil fit"
If there's nothing (not even natural laws like causality or conservation of mass)
what would prevent something from just appearing?
Is there anything except our apish intuitions that tells us that "from nothing nothing comes", just because we don't see it happen in our daily lives?
I don't see how that relates to what I asked though. In this hypothetical nothing, there'd be no quantum mechanics, or anything else operating at all. Or at least thats what the religious argue to then posit a prime mover thingy. I'm asking why that would be needed.
How come the Irish Famine is not considered a deliberate genocide today?
-The vast majority of Irish people were forced to live in the poorest quarter of the island
-Discriminatory laws on Catholic inheritance meant that any owned land had to be subdivided among heirs, in practice this lead to the majority of the population having a plot of land measuring several square meters on which they had to grow their food for a year. Other laws prevented from going to school, speaking their own language, buying property or working in a government job.
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no one sat down in cabinet and thought "how can we kill all of the irish?". and if they did, some half arsed, convuluted plan that relies entirely on an unforeseen fungal blight seems unrealistic, when you have billions of acres of land overseas you can ship them to or rifles you can shoot them with.
the irish catholics were discriminated against, sure, but the famine was an unfortunate coincedence of events which all came together, not a deliberate plan to kill the irish.
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the government were free marketeers (kind of like now), and that's the how the free market works, anon. the invisible hand giveth and the invisible hand taketh away. what are mere irish lives before the pure rationality that is the invisible hand?
When did combat musicians and colour bearers become a thing on the battlefield and when did they stop?
why is that eagle bearing a Tricolor instead of the 1804 pattern standard?
2 “Wen you guys give money to da guys dat no mo notting, no make big show jalike da guys dat say one ting an do anodda wen dey go inside da Jewish churches an wen dey walk in da town wea da peopo stay. Dey like da peopo say dat dey awesome. Dass right! An I telling you guys dis too: Dey wen get all dea pay awready.
>Acts of the Apostles is called Jesus Guys
>16 An dey wen show him. He say, “Who dis guy on top da coin? An wass his name?” Dey say, “Dass King Cesar.” 17 An he tell um, “Kay den. Give um to Cesar, wat his, an give to God, wat his!” Wen dey hear dat, wen blow dea minds.
Tell me /his/ why did the Greeks paint their armor green? I think it looks pretty dumb.
Why is it that many view Tito as the 'Harsh Good Commie'?
I can't find much criticism on his administration even from the right.
Because in an era when all commies were either Moscow's bitch or Beijing's bitch, he had the balls to flip the bird to the Soviets and do shit his own way. The ability to be your own man and fight to pave your own destiny is one of the most universally admired traits across the political spectrum.
Technically he abused human rights, but in se cases for a reason. Example, if a Bosnian Serb was arrested for disseminating independence pamphlets, a Bosnian Croat and Bosniak would be arrested on similar but made up charges. Two innocents arrested, but no ethnicity is seen to be "singled out".
I'm planning on studying philosphy in here, does anybody know how's it like, what to expect?
I know most american philosophy departments are analytic, but I've heard that UNAM is pretty conty, can anyone confirm/deny?
It's fucking horrible bro. Your teachers will never be on time, your faculty's library is a joke, every time there is going to be a protest for some dumb shit, you will smell like weed after an hour being there and you will feel pretty depressed for your choice. Are you a poorfag? If not try ITAM and if you have the heart try Colmex.
I was absolutely fascinated by the concept of a "meme" when I first heard of it, and I am so bummed that it has come to basically mean: "a picture with a caption", or "a silly idea".
For instance, when someone talks about "creating a meme", it sets my teeth on edge.
I'm sure that there are many here with a better understanding of memetics than I. Please share your understanding of this fascinating concept.
Well there are two, but the ladder is not so different from the former.
When they say they want to make a meme the intent is to make something that does what a meme does what a meme is suppose to but since a meme is not made it must mean that whatever they've made must have contained a meme
don't be on the edge for too long