What is consciousness?
What was life like for a steppe nomad I know that they kept herds of sheep as their largest income source but what more did they generally do ?
I've read about modal ontological arguments for the existence of God, and it seems some atheists think that the same sort of argument can be used to argue the non-existence of God:
1. If God exists, God is necessary.
2. It is possibly the case that God doesn't exist.
3. Therefore God is not necessary.
4. Therefore God doesn't exist (modus tollens, from 1)
So /lit/, what's wrong with this argument?
if it weren't for the USA, people everyone in the world would be speaking German now.
>implying there is a problem with speaking German
In WWI, the British and French did most of the work.
In WWII, the Soviets were the prime downfall of every Axis state except Italy and Vichy France.
Plus, if you're an American, there is a high chance you have either German ancestry, or something similar like Anglo-Saxon or French backgrounds, which if you go back to Roman times, they were considered the same.
>go to beach
Can someone summarize the migrations, conquests and displacements in Europe before the Bronze age? Who, what, when, where? What did they speak? What impact did they have on the way of life?
Who were the European hunter-gatherers? Is it just a generic term for a diverse set of peoples who inhabited Europe or was there a common origin and such?
Are the Early European Farmers just some colonists from the middle east who brought farming?
Were the Indo-Europeans violent subjugators?
Why do Muslims (I see it in Turkish news all the time) appropriate the explicitly Christian term "martyr", which absolutely excludes people who die in combat, and apply it to people who die in combat? I'm not trying to shit on Islam or anything, but this really rustles my jimmies. You can't be a martyr if you die in the act of killing people, full stop.
In Arabic, a martyr is termed Shahid. Shahid appears in the Quran in a variety of contexts, including witnessing to righteousness, witnessing a financial transaction and being killed, even in an accident as long as it doesn't happen with the intention to commit a sin, when they are believed to remain alive making them witnesses over worldly events without taking part in them anymore (Quran 3:140). The word also appears with these various meanings in the hadith, the sayings of Muhammad. The Greek origin of the word...
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Is South Asia geographically prone to being invaded by people from the west or was there some other reason they were historically conquered by foreigners so often?
Did anything ever happen in Belfast except for almost constant rioting?
How did Chinese and Indian civilization managed to exist to this day? They are two of the oldest entities that didn't collapsed.
>They are two of the oldest entities that didn't collapsed.
>they never collapsed
Thanks for the chuckle
Ancient Oriential Wisdom, surely:
VI-iv-14: He who wishes that his son should be born fair, study one Veda and attain a full term of life, should have rice cooked in milk, and he and his wife should eat it with clarified butter. Then they would be able to produce such a son.
VI-iv-15: He who wishes that his son should be born tawny or brown, study two Vedas and attain a full term of life, should have rice cooked in curd, and he and his wife should eat it with clarified butter. Then they would be able to...
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ITT: Historical characters that are literally you
For me,, is him
>Tired of people's stupidity
>Dark sense of humor
>a cute girl
>has done some cheerleading in the past
Honestly, I think I'm a re-incarnation. Also, [spoiler]McFucking kill yourself, edgelord, holy fucking jesus.[/spoiler]
Who would be the ruling powers if guns never existed?
>ho would be the ruling powers if guns never existed?
What is art?
Is the main distinction between Christian values an atheists values, humility? I've seldom encountered an atheist who attributes a moral value to humility, but the Philokalia talks continually about how it is the most important virtue without which all others are worthless.
There are of course humble atheists, but even then they seem to find the degree of humility asked for in Christianity to be somewhat debasing and repugnant. And when they see arrogance in their fellow atheists, they look upon it more as something annoying than immoral.
>Morality is the preserve of religion meme.
Pretty sure the bottom line of morality stems from prehistoric societies going "lets not do bad shit to each other as we mutually agree that it sucks."
Hence the fact that the Golden Rule showed up in many unrelated societies.
>There are of course humble atheists, but even then they seem to find the degree of humility asked for in Christianity
It is, it literally upholds poverty as a virtue.
>Hence the fact that the Golden Rule showed up in many unrelated societies.
You mean like the Melian dialogue?
>It is, it literally upholds poverty as a virtue.
You don't think it's virtuous to give away all your money to the poor?
Who is your favorite emperor and period?