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Just like the title says, how many languages can you speak? Actually fluent in, not counting bits and pieces. 1,2,3 or...
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There is a thread about references in every forum, so i will start by posting this. Feel free to add to this list...
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I have some decent links that are worth sharing. First off, the Perseus Project is an absolute must-have. You can...
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Yes, yes I did my homework - I googled this and got many results but none seem to answer my query. I am not a...
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In this article from City Journal, the writer Heather MacDonald states the following: "The American Founders drew on...
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Galileo was convicted of heresy and blasphemy for his heliocentric model. However, during the trial, wouldn't...
Dec30-13 07:08 PM
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1. Alexander the Great 2. Frederick the Great 3. Napoleon Bonaparte 4. Julius Caesar 5. Hannibal
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Most of the wars and battles that took place happened because of fight for natural resources, right? Could these wars...
Dec1-13 08:30 AM
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I was wondering why didn't both America and the USSR stop at non-deliverable nuclear bombs? I mean if making decisions...
Dec1-13 08:09 AM
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I listened to NPR's Freshair program last night. The host, Terry Gross, interviewed author Stephen Kinzer about his...
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This subject was inspired by When the USA Two Party System Broke Down, but I didn't want to clutter that thread with...
Sep29-13 03:54 PM
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This topic is about history of physics so I decided to post it in general physics section but it would be nice to have...
Sep25-13 06:46 AM
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1852! Slavery had been a big issue for decades and wasn’t getting resolved. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published that...
Sep25-13 06:33 AM
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Hey. I'm currently studying philosophy of physics and was looking around to find something I need. Basically I'm...
Sep24-13 10:01 PM
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I just finished Reza Aslan's Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. It takes the view of examining the life...
Sep20-13 07:28 PM
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(This was split off from this thread - ) I have for many, many...
Aug22-13 04:03 PM
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the rivers he crossed while carrying a rifle. Frank Moore is a long time family friend. He is a second father to both...
Aug22-13 02:27 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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The Battle of Gettysburg was the decisive battle of the American Civil War, fought from July 1 to July3, 1863 just...
Aug12-13 10:31 PM
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I just finished reading this book: which...
Jul19-13 08:10 PM
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I just got done reading, "A Study in Scarlet," the very first Sherlock Holmes story (novella). In it, Doyle...
Jul9-13 12:43 AM
Simon Bridge
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Thursday (May 16) was the birthday of one of the first well-known female mathematicians of the Western world. Maria...
May31-13 08:41 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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Hi PF members! I've recently been working on an image (see attached thumbnail) in which I try to include the most...
Apr24-13 05:56 AM
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What's the best way for someone to learn French and speak it with the correct accent, i.e. speak it like someone in...
Apr22-13 12:15 AM
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What was the impact of Max Plank's solution to the Ultraviolet Catastrophe on the Quantum Theory? Who do you think...
Apr21-13 01:25 AM
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The official name was the National Socialist Democratic Workers Party. However this is of no use. They certainly...
Apr10-13 08:57 AM
jim hardy
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When humans started settling they divided tasks like farming, building etc. And perhaps then each profession was...
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I'm curious about two things. Why did Einstein's 1905 paper contain no citations? Nowadays most papers have one or two...
Apr9-13 01:32 AM
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(Note: This is probably the wrong place for this, but I wasn't sure where to post this) What are some examples of...
Apr9-13 01:09 AM
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Heliocentrism is a main example of how a physical law changed due to the Copernican Principle - that is, that we as...
Apr5-13 07:32 AM
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There is a YouTube of Adan Sanchez performing this song. Did he write the song? If not, does anyone know the author?...
Mar23-13 08:41 AM
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In fifteen days, America will be celebrating Christopher Columbus's arrival in 1492. Does it deserve to be...
Feb17-13 03:01 PM
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Here is some of mine... I wish you'll give me yours. Novels : William Faulkner - Sanctuary Robert Musil - The...
Feb17-13 02:52 PM
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All right, so I've started my Joyce phase with Ulysses, but as I like to read a few books at once, I was thinking of...
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How could anyone praise Truman the destroyer of Hiroshima and Nagaski to impress the Soviets with American Might.
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another god with feet of clay... ...
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Why did Nazism rise to power so quickly before and during World War 2 in Germany? Did Germany as a whole know that...
Dec20-12 05:06 PM
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Tim Powers and James Blaylock went beyond the nom de plume and created the poet William Ashbless apparently as a...
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Reliably dated to be about 7000 years old, a fortified town near modern day provadia is now being excavated....
Nov19-12 10:40 PM
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Probably can't teach about this in the Bible belt... ...
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Hello, We've all heard of the Bohr-Einstein debates to some degree (the essence of them being: Einstein tried to...
Nov15-12 09:01 AM
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We all know Gauss (German) but few know Sophie Germain (French). She made some contributions to Fermat's Last...
Nov3-12 07:55 PM
Simon Bridge
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I'm trying to learn Russian and finding one of the hardest parts is developing an "ear" for the language (it's mostly...
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Greg Bernhardt
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