Magical History Tour

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“People who live close to these archaeological sites ask, ‘Why do you have so much respect for the people who built these sites, and then treat the Indigenous people who live around them like inferiors?’” he said.
With these DNA results, he added, they can now say: “Look, we’re related to the ones who made these pyramids. So maybe stop being racist toward us.”

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john green no GIF

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This also covered the history of Jim Crow, changes in party affiliation / support from Black voters, and why “conservative values” doesn’t match GOP policies or the actions of Republican pols.

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A Karl? With THAT beard? I dunno… seems a little socialist… :grin:

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Friedrich Dürrenmatt has some thoughts for you… :thinking: :grin:

“Die Welt wird entweder untergehen oder verschweizern.”

“The world shall either collapse, or become like Switzerland.”

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I ran across these two interesting notes today by Herbert Bruderer. They’re part of a series on the evolution of math and technology. These deal with mathematical instruments.

Technical Marvels

Technical Marvels Part 2: Lebombo and Ishango Bones

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Humans first reached space today - June 20th in 1944.

When the MW 18014 V-2 rocket passed the Karman Line; reaching higher than the space tourism vehicles go today.

History is complicated.

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