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  1. artistauthor

    Would the Geneva Convention apply in a war between Earth and an alien civilization?

    I saw for sale two DVDs- each dealing with the theme of a war between Earth and an extraterrestrial civilization, "American Warships" and "Battlefield: Los Angeles" recently. During the latter film, a US Marine disembowels a captured alien(not in the heat of combat but to interrogate him/her)...
  2. F

    The division of earth into "hemispheres".

    A short remark: The division into a Northern and Southern hemisphere seems in a way reasonable, though it would have been simpler to start counting lattitude at one of the poles. The division into an eastern and western seems from a geographical point of view completely arbitrary. It must be...
  3. F

    Is another age of earth exploration around the corner?

    Here I think solely about exploration of earth, and what belongs to it, including its atmosphere in its widest sense, excluding "space" that belongs to other threads. Earth may at first seems "fully explored" compared to all things extraterrestrial, but I suspect this is far from being the...
  4. P

    Did ancient people believe that Earth was flat ?

    Everybody know that Eratosthenes calculated the Earth circumference in 240 B.C. Aristotle was also a proponent of the round Earth. I've heard that people believed Earth was flat at Homer's time, but that seems to be based on indirect inference from mythological sources. So my question is: there...
  5. 1stvermont

    A short Bio of J.R.R Tolkien the Creator of Middle earth

    His Life John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born to Arthur Tolkien, who was of German ancestry and third generation English and English woman, Mabel Suffeld on the night of Jan 3 1892. Arthur and Mabel had been married on April 16, 1891. Tolkien would later say, “I am in fact far more a Suffeld...
  6. AlpinLuke

    Seven planets like our Earth ...

    I think I'm not exaggerating, but the fact that around a red dwarf 7 planets are orbiting in the habitable zone ... well, this is beyond incredible! [https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around] A part that this...
  7. Quill And Ink History

    A medieval flat earth?

    Hi! I just uploaded a video on the subject whether or not people in medieval Europe believed that the earth was flat. I would be very grateful if you watched the video and gave your own thoughts on the subject in the forums comment section. PS. If you are gonna comment, try to stick to the...
  8. S

    The Balkan nations conquering the earth !

    I see many think are Balkan nations . So how a Balkan can conquere the world ?
  9. F

    Did Caves, Canyons safe life on earth?

    Well, microorganisms could probably survive anyway, but how did larger organisms survive the big catastrophes through 4,5 billion years, including extrtemely violent impacts of asteroids and comets, hypervulcanism, whatever extreme behavior of our sun in the past, nearby supernovae and possibly...
  10. A

    Sky God vs, Earth Mother: Any truth to the Patristic Invader Theory of Religion

    As I understand it, archeologist Marija Gimbutas advanced a theory popular among feminists that in the Neolithic the predominant form of political organization was matriarchy, the religions emphasized nourishing female deities, and people were peaceable. Then came the male marauders, horse...
  11. F

    Why on earth do prosperous countries do business with backward but vast+populous ones

    Foreign investment and international trade accelerate the development of a backwater. Everyone knows what a vast and populous country wants and does when she prospers: pride, prestige, sphere of influence, etc.; military buildup, revanchism/irredentism/expansionism, etc. She could have none of...
  12. P

    Ancient Chinese architecture/engineering - why rammed earth?

    I know the ancient Chinese preferred to build with wood. However, for walls and foundations etc., why use rammed earth? Rammed earth is a pretty bad building method - erodes very quickly and not sturdy (plus, who wants to live in a building with dirt walls and floor?). Why not use fired bricks...
  13. VHS

    What if we have other sapient species on Earth?

    Zapeau in the Dinotopia TV-series sounds amusing; nonetheless, the extant dinosaurs (the birds) didn't become sapient species. We used to have Neanderthals, Denisovans, Homo erectus, and Homo floresiensis to live amongst us, but they all died out (or merged with us.) A few speculations about...
  14. Y

    simple proof that Sun is bigger and more far from Earth than Moon

    Hello. If I was living in the Middle Ages, how can someone prove to me in a simple way that Sun is bigger and more far from Earth then Moon? Can parallax be used for it? I have searched the forum and I only found: http://historum.com/natural-environment/37361-astronomy-thread.html This link...
  15. N

    Homo Erectus continued to walk this Earth until at least 14,000 years ago

    A 14,000 year old bone from China shows, that Homo Erectus got extinct much later than previously thought: "Thigh bone points to unexpectedly long survival of ancient human ancestors": Thigh bone points to unexpectedly long survival of ancient human ancestors | Science | The Guardian It...
  16. T

    How on earth did the Arabs spread and consolidate so quickly

    The rise of is Islam certainly quite the story- a collection of backward tribespeople scattered across a dry peninsula being united under one Messianic leader who then propels them to Imperial dominance over their rivals within his lifetime. But how? Its a well known fact that the Byzantine and...
  17. T

    How on earth did the Barbarian warrirors of classical times fight barechested?

    http://www.swordhistory.info/wp-content/uploads/celtic-warriors.jpg There you have it, the Archetypical Celtic warrior, described by the romans, as tall, strong wild men with long hair and rippling muscles who where fond of painting themselves blue Wait what? Yes besides the possible...
  18. Karl XII

    What if Darius III had used scorch earth tactics against Alexander?

    The Roman and Ottoman empires had a much more difficult time dealing with various persian empires than Alexander did with Archaeminids. On paper at least the Archaeminid empire was larger and stronger than the later persian based empires, yet Alexander was able to conquer them while the Romans...
  19. P

    Geatest military aviator ever on planet earth

    The (Glasgow) ''Herald'' newspaper today-Friday September 11 2015 has a good photograph of planet earth's greatest ever military aviation test pilot from Leith Scotland-Eric ''Winky'' Brown standing beside the ME 163 ''Komet'' rocket powered fighter which is on display in the Scottish aviation...
  20. koseku

    Is it possible to live without borders on Earth?

    Hi, European Union and United States are an example of this. They don't need visa or passport to visit each other within. Do you think is it possible to integrate it to the whole world? Is it possible to travel anywhere of the world without visa? Only one government and one law and a simple one...