• A request was made of me to prove god does not exist. What are your thoughts...Is this persuasive, flawed, illogical?

    religion really belongs in the Humanities, the great creative mind of man that learned to create art, literature, music. Heck, we created everything, math, science, democracy, religion. Why do we still debate the existence of god? (Original Post). Well, apparently we, Homo sapiens, love some ideas more than... show more
    religion really belongs in the Humanities, the great creative mind of man that learned to create art, literature, music. Heck, we created everything, math, science, democracy, religion. Why do we still debate the existence of god? (Original Post). Well, apparently we, Homo sapiens, love some ideas more than others. We love our religions. We love our healthy tribe. This is not without evolutionary benefits. See, gene-culture coevolution, or 'dual inheritance'. Bottom line is, we evolved the ability to create gods, and use them to our advantage. And, now that we have answers to most Big questions, the gods are haunting us from antiquity. Not easy to un-meme an idea invented over 100,000 years ago. ...
    17 answers · Philosophy · 21 hours ago
  • Was Hitler a nazi?

    I've found some photos of him wearing a swastika armband on his arm!
    I've found some photos of him wearing a swastika armband on his arm!
    19 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Do you agree that Obama was a great disappointment?

    Best answer: No. He was incompetent. He's now seeing how easily he could have been a very powerful president. He has to wake up everyday and see Trump fight more battles than Obama ever did and while doing so putting more people to work, generating more economic growth, creating record high tax receipts, and... show more
    Best answer: No. He was incompetent. He's now seeing how easily he could have been a very powerful president. He has to wake up everyday and see Trump fight more battles than Obama ever did and while doing so putting more people to work, generating more economic growth, creating record high tax receipts, and unprecedented economic growth as far as the eyes can see.

    I think Obama is very regretful that he spent 8 years using executive orders while doing everything to crush the American economy.
    96 answers · History · 5 days ago
  • What do you think of the name Larissa?

    Best answer: Unusual, probably get shortened to Larry, Lisa or Lara. Looks to me like a merger of Lara & Melissa. I don't personally like it, sorry
    Best answer: Unusual, probably get shortened to Larry, Lisa or Lara. Looks to me like a merger of Lara & Melissa. I don't personally like it, sorry
    25 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • Was adolf hitler a genius?

    Best answer: Unless you are asking about his religion, questions about Hitler don't belong in the religion category, genius.
    Best answer: Unless you are asking about his religion, questions about Hitler don't belong in the religion category, genius.
    20 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Which spelling of this name do you prefer?

    Elena Jane or Elaina Jane (and the last name is Baker). She‘s a character from a small town in Georgia. Thanks in advance for your help :-)
    Elena Jane or Elaina Jane (and the last name is Baker). She‘s a character from a small town in Georgia. Thanks in advance for your help :-)
    14 answers · Books & Authors · 15 hours ago
  • What to add on acting resume?

    So I m building an acting resume and was wondering if i should put visual art in my "special skills" section? Like i m good at drawing but is it needed?
    So I m building an acting resume and was wondering if i should put visual art in my "special skills" section? Like i m good at drawing but is it needed?
    8 answers · Theater & Acting · 1 day ago
  • Will things change in the future?

    161 answers · Philosophy · 6 days ago
  • Does the past exist?

    12 answers · Philosophy · 9 hours ago
  • Did Trump beat Hillary?

    29 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • Who was the President in 2016?

    A. Donald Trump B. Barack Obama
    A. Donald Trump B. Barack Obama
    72 answers · History · 5 days ago
  • Was the 2nd Amendment (and gun possession) partially meant to protect against slave uprising (ie black people)?

    Best answer: No. It was meant to prevent the establishment of a standing army which the founding fathers considered a threat to Democracy. They were correct. It also not intended to guarantee civilian ownership of guns. The term “bear arms” was most commonly used in the 18th century to describe participation in the military.... show more
    Best answer: No. It was meant to prevent the establishment of a standing army which the founding fathers considered a threat to Democracy. They were correct.

    It also not intended to guarantee civilian ownership of guns. The term “bear arms” was most commonly used in the 18th century to describe participation in the military. Militias were the means of defense in the absence of a standing army.

    In the slave states, the militias served as slave patrols, so in that respect, there is some truth in what you ask, but not the intent. The slave patrols evolved into police in the 19th century and used to enforce Jim Crow.
    19 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • How did newly weds like 100 years ago know what sex was or how to do it?

    Like 1800s to the 1950s when America wasn't open to sex related stuff.
    Like 1800s to the 1950s when America wasn't open to sex related stuff.
    17 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • In the USA why do students only learn about ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome? Why not Carthage, or India or China? Are they not significant?

    Best answer: It's a little biased, but the USA like Europe and those areas of earth settled by Europeans is part of 'Western Civilization'. The civilization that started a little bit with ancient Sumer, Egypt, Israel, but really kicked off with Greece and Rome and then moved north and west to all Europe (then to the... show more
    Best answer: It's a little biased, but the USA like Europe and those areas of earth settled by Europeans is part of 'Western Civilization'. The civilization that started a little bit with ancient Sumer, Egypt, Israel, but really kicked off with Greece and Rome and then moved north and west to all Europe (then to the Americas etc.). For 8,000 years this civilization just went west...never going east.
    Instead in the East separate civilizations started 8,000 years ago in India and China and moved east and south never going west/ north. The 2 great parts of human civilization hardly ever met each other except in the Middle East. It wasn't till only about 300 years ago (1700AD) they started to get together to make a 'world civilization' The 2 parts still have a long way to go to be completely united, but by year 2000 a lot of progress is being made.
    But the 1000's year old bias still continue so,,,,USA and European schools generally teach only 'Western History' and schools in Iran, China, Japan etc. teach generally only 'Eastern History', and now a late comer....schools in Africa teach generally only African history (since 1960's).
    16 answers · History · 2 days ago