Nitpicky? Hell yes.
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on October 31, 2015, 06:44:35 AMI read some reviews Icarus, looks like an interesting book for a mathematical layperson such as myself. I'll definitely pick up a copy when I find one. After seeing your signature, I just could not resist. HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly foolsThe Devil's Dictionary by Ambose Bierce(I was not aware there was another that knew of its existence.)
I read some reviews Icarus, looks like an interesting book for a mathematical layperson such as myself. I'll definitely pick up a copy when I find one.
The atheist, as such, has no belief. To say he believes there is no God is inaccurate; he merely does not believe there is a God. Atheism is a non-belief, a word without a corresponding thing; to object to its recognition and pre-eminence is the same thing as to be jealous of a vacuum.
The Battle of Cajamarca was the ambush and capture of the Inca ruler Atahualpa by Francisco Pizarro and a small Spanish force on November 16, 1532. The Spanish killed thousands of Atahualpa's counsellors, commanders and unarmed attendants in the great plaza of Cajamarca, and caused his armed host outside the town to flee. The seizure of Atahualpa marked the opening stage of the conquest of the pre-Columbian Inca civilization of Peru.
On this day 1989, the gates of the Berlin wall were opened amid cheers of happiness of the oppressed eastern Berliners.
How do schools manage to teach history which keeps getting bigger and bigger ? Where should they begin and what should they leave out ? It is very difficult as all history had an effect on the future but there is too much of it ! Should children just be told about last few hundred years but cover the world more thoroughly now ' the world has shrunk' or do the same for their own country ?
April 1, 2001: Laws that permit marriage for same-sex couples and grant same-sex couples adoption rights in the Netherlands come into effect. Four same-sex couples are married at the stroke of midnight by the Mayor of Amsterdam.