Jun 192014
 

Question by lone dissenter: Modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise does some idiot?
Modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, is some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in “tongues” all the evidence you need to “prove” Christianity

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Answer by The Former Yoshi
when you put it that way….

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May 042014
 

Question by ipeewhite: What were some of the Drunkest Celebrations or Parties or Festivals of the ancient world that don’t exist?
Hello,

I’m currently doing a research project on some the craziest parties/celebrations/festivals that took place in ancient history. I’m mainly looking for celebrations that don’t exist anymore. So celebrations that have stood the test of time and are currently celebrated today isn’t the focus. I have done tones of research online and can’t seem to come up with much. A few examples of what I have found are: THE CRITIC’S REVENGE Paris, 10 November 1975, NERO’S LAKE OF WINE, THE FEAST OF BEASTS Paris, 31 December 1870.

The crazier the celebration and the more drinking the better.

I know it’s a weird request, but any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks again,
Sam

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Answer by Muinghan Life During Wartime
Bacchanalia

Greek God Bacchus, god of male fertility, wine, music and ecstatic dance.
Held in secret and attended by women only.
Those who partake in his mysteries are possessed and empowered by the god himself.
His cult was a “cult of the souls”; his maenads feed the dead through blood-offerings, and he acts as a divine communicant between the living and the dead.
The notoriety of these festivals, where many kinds of crimes and political conspiracies were supposed to be planned.
Think drunk, crazy, horny, dancing vampires.
A guy could literally and gladly loose his head at one of these things.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacchanalia

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Apr 122014
 

Question by Erik T: Do you think Science can fit in with some of the ideas of Buddhism?
Before you get all uncomfortable about this hear me out. In physics you have Causality or cause and effect. basically every cause should have an effect and it’s huge in not just physics but in logic, statistics, natural science, and computer science. In buddhism you have karma which is basically cause and effect and it is also big in hindu and other eastern religions.

In Buddhism, hinduism and taoism there’s ideas of Pantheism which means we all are one with the universe and nature and we all are basically growing or expanding at the same time. the theory of relativity say the universe is constantly expanding and the big bang theory is just rewinding that expansion to one, singular big bang.. Hence we are all one from this big bang.. Theres even enlightenment in Buddhism which just seems like mental evolution and many Buddhists believe in evolution because their religion doesn’t contradict it. Does the eastern religions seem to make more sense from a science perspective? Obviously I don’t believe everything about religions and cultures but it really seems like the eastern religions such as Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism are some what logical. would love to know what you think about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_and_buddhism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causality_(physics)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_Theory

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Answer by Human
It can obviously agree on some points that have nothing to do at all with spirituality. Whether you want to use reality to justify your beliefs is fine, but the world is the way it is whether we like it or not.

The cyclic cycle model of the universe is incorrect,[1] so I don’t understand how their belief that everything is a cycle will fit into reality.

[1]

http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_shape.html

http://www.everyjoe.com/articles/how-do-we-know-the-universe-is-flat-191/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_fate_of_the_universe

Although they were going about it the wrong way, they were genuinely trying to see patterns and find out why things were the way they were. This is what separates them from the western “philosophies” that were created to control populations.

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Apr 102014
 

Question by l.p: Looking for some good historical fiction?
set in Renaissance Italy or Ancient Greece.

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Answer by ImaHarper
Elizabeth Eyre writes a series of Renaissance mysteries set in Italy

Marina Fiorato has also written a series with some connectiont to Rennaissance artists
Boticelli Secret etc

Sarah Dunat is another author to check out.

Leonardo’s swans by Karen Essex
Born into wealth amid the political and artistic foment of the Italian Renaissance, worldly and ambitious Isabella and na?ive Beatrice d’Este, sisters and rivals, compete for the attentions of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan.

Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire (the WICKED guy)
: A retelling of “Snow White” set in Renaissance Italy draws a link between the original fairy tale and the Borgia family’s infamous practice of poisoning its enemies

ANCIENT GREECE

P.C. Doherty writes the Alexander the Great mysteries
Gates of fire: an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Ste[hen Pressfield
The King of Persia hopes to learn how the Spartans held back the millions of invading Persians from the sole Spartan survivor of the Battle of Thermopylae

Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
The dramatic and complex history of the Elgin Marbles, the sculptures from the Athenian Parthenon, is viewed through the lives of two very different women–Aspasia, an ancient Greek female philosopher and mistress of Pericles, and Mary Nisbet, wife of the Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to Constantinople, who played a key role in bringing the artworks to England.

The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault
The antique mask of Apollo which the actor Nikeratos carries with him when he travels begins to represent his attitude as an artist

And for a twist on ancient Greece
Picture this by Joseph Heller
Conjured back to life by Rembrandt’s famous “Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer,” Aristotle surveys history and profiles historical personalities, ultimately concluding that not much has changed in 2,500 years

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Jan 182014
 

Question by aaron r: What are some of the traditions of ancient religions as greek and egypt?
give in a list please

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Answer by Shai Shammai
That is a very, very, very complex and Long answer to give. Could you focus your question on a specific religious activity?

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Jan 052014
 

Question by ThisIs ForYou: What are some jobs in science?
I really love science (mainly the physics part of it) and would like to know what are some good jobs in that industry? Like curing diseases? If not I shall take a random degree in Japanese language and become an English teacher in Japan ouo.

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Answer by Zoey
ah, yeah actually there is.
you are looking at physics and curing a disease, so that leads you to biophysics.
usually you would get an undergrad degree in physics (or even engineering) and then a further degree (phd or masters) in a medicine related field using your knowledge of physics.
for example. i (used to) know this one guy. he did an undergrad in physics with a minor in biology and is now working with neuroscientists to map the brain so they can have a better understanding of various neural diseases.
you can also look into bioengineering, which involves quite a lot of physics too.

there are jobs out there. i strongly recommend you see a career counselor about it or talk to someone at a college you are looking at attending.
enjoy!

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Dec 262013
 

Question by Camisha: What are some choices for majors in college since I aspire to be neurosurgeon?
I aspire to be a neurosurgeon but not all colleges offer neurosurgery or neuroscience as a major. Including these what are some choices I have as a major to be a succesful neurosurgeon.

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Answer by eri
Not all colleges offer neuroscience, but no colleges offer a neurosurgery major. Major in anything and take the premed classes in bio, chem, physics, math, and English. Keep your college GPA well over 3.5 and do very well on the MCATs. Med school is another 4 years after that, followed by 5 years of general surgical residency, followed by 5 years of fellowship in neurosurgery. This will be at 4 different schools/hospitals so you can start at any 4-year college or university.

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Dec 162013
 

Question by robbie: What are the some practices and beliefs dealing with Hellenic Paganism?
Im new to the fact that some people still exclusively follow the Hellenistic pantheons and Im quite curious about it because I know soooooo much more about the Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses but nothing about the modern practice. So if you have any experiences sources or beliefs you don’t mind sharing thanks very much!
( =

(Also if this question offended or came off as a negative sort of thing I apologize)

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Answer by Linda_Doxiegal
Sorry – I know of them but am not a “practicing anything” … :)

Here’s one of the better sites with many links….

The Stele is the homepage for Greco-Roman polytheists

http://www.cs.utk.edu/~mclennan/OM/

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Dec 132013
 

Question by Faith H: What are some good romantic anime movies?
Hmm a fantasy one would be good or just an adorable teenage romance or something :)
ANd ould you include a website i could watch them on withhout getting a virus?

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Answer by kAtHy
o my gosh, fushigi yuugi is the best anime ever!!!!!!!!!!!! check it out on youtube, type in fushigi yuugi episode 1 part 1. best anime EVER!!!!!!!!!!

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