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Old January 11th, 2018, 03:20 AM   #1
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Are there phenomena without history or things without history?
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Old January 11th, 2018, 03:50 AM   #2
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Are there phenomena without history or things without history?
What is the question? Is it about phenomena without records in history, or phenomena that where the same from the beginning of time (or "eternity")?
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Old January 11th, 2018, 08:50 AM   #3
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What is the question? Is it about phenomena without records in history, or phenomena that where the same from the beginning of time (or "eternity")?
The question was just what does not have a history. I think teacher meant phenomena that were same from the beginning of time.
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The question was just what does not have a history. I think teacher meant phenomena that were same from the beginning of time.
Then there is no "objects" that are without history. Perhaps thogh the natural laws.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 09:40 AM   #5

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Old January 14th, 2018, 12:56 PM   #6
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Things that I forgot.
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Things that might qualify are...

Alien Abductions -> But it might be historically equivalent to the incubus and succubus

Earth Quake Lights -> Although there might be mention in the Legends of Helike

The Hums -> Unsure if there are any historical mentions of "humming" in a population.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hum

There is one instance of Dance Mania, or Dance Fever, which is mentioned once in History, and I can't find any other equivalents. But I haven't looked very hard lately.

Whoops, looks as if it is now a period in Medieval History, rather than a one time event.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_mania

(I am pretty sure there were dance marathons during the 1920s, and they might be an equivalent, as I think I remember people dying during the events)

Yep.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_marathon

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During a marathon in the 1920s, a man named Homer Morehouse was the first contestant to dance in the marathon, but after dancing for 87 hours, he collapsed from exhaustion and died


Um. Self Immolation might be one. They might be exclusive to the Vietnam War, and on till now.

High School Shootings.

Zombie Flesh Eatings. Yes, apparently this is a recurring phenomenon inside the USA.

Crop Circles, although there are giant etchings in the side of Peruvian mountians which may be an equivalent or near equivalent.

Hope that gets you started.


Oh.... and Birds falling from the sky en masse, may be a cold war phenomenon. I can't seem to find any historical evidence of these events happening before the 1970s.

This might be brand new science. You decide.


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Old January 15th, 2018, 11:25 AM   #8

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"Phenomenon" Something that comes into view, becomes visible, or becomes known. So, the definition implies two states or a process, thus a history. Maybe would have to be that which is beyond Buddhist dependent origination, something realized, perhaps.

Or go with the Tao.

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Are there phenomena without history or things without history?
I think a general warning (not a test) for an incoming ballistic missile is probably unique. (Hawaii)
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Old January 17th, 2018, 07:06 AM   #10
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Any phenomenon or "thing" you might offer in answer would have a history of being observed, at least. And this type of answer is called a tautology, I think, making the question, what ? Pointless ?

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