• White Christian Domination: when will it end: The methods of

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    The doctor and I worked in silence for nearly an hour and it was only then while he was washing his hands in the fencing-room that he asked: ``What was he up to, that imbecile?'' ``Oh, he was examining this curiosity,'' I said. ``Oh, yes, and it accidentally went off,'' said the doctor, looking contemptuously at the Nubian knife I had thrown on the table. The Imperial power was centered in one Emperor. Forms of early Hinduism were practiced in South Asia as far back as the Indus Valley Civilization, and it was codified as a religion during the Vedic Period which followed it.
  • The great thousand years

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    A moment before I had been hot and faint with sheer boredom. I passed her without a word and heard behind me the door of the studio close with an unexpected crash. This excluded for the moment all considerations of ways and means and risks and difficulties. World history or the study of civilization in general is too vast a study to be covered, even superficially, in a two or three year course. Abandonment---discretion--- or had he quarrelled with his L onore before leaving on the trip? and through the glass panes I saw that he was already there.
  • Treatise on right and wrong

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    Swells reflected off islands beyond the horizon, also guided skilled navigators. It is now clear that the terminology used by a culture primarily reflects that culture's interests and concerns. Though most of its continental borders are clearly defined, there are gray areas. The civilization of Ancient Egypt was located along the Nile River in northeast Africa. I had hardly time to receive it when crash!. .. he was already at the other door.
  • The UFOs Are Here: The Real Story

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    However, the Indo-Europeans' use of the chariot has now been copied by the more settled peoples bordering central Asia, from the Middle East to China. How to build a civilization that will ensure the peace of mankind, the prosperity of society, the salvation of the individual? I “know” that none of these things I fear losing is real, but I fear their loss nonetheless. It is particularly difficult, therefore, to decide on the appropriate means of organizing this information: by geographical or cultural areas (e.g., Iran, Egypt, Morocco), by individual dynasties (e.g., Seljuqs, Timurids), by periods (e.g., 13th century before the Mongol invasions), or even by social categories (e.g., the art of princes, the art of cities).
  • The Secret History of the Court of Justinian

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    It is difficult to see in what sense the life in the desert could be "easy." It never entered my head to be on my guard against his warmth and his terrible obviousness. The stu dy of intelligence is a young science, and the relationship of brain size (both absolute and relative) and structure to what is called intelligence is currently subject to a great deal of research and controversy, and even the definition of intelligence is hotly debated.� The cerebral cortex appeared with mammals, and is the key structural aspect of brain evolution that led to human intelligence.� The mirror test attempts to determine which animals have self-recognition, and those suspected of being the most intelligent have passed the test, including all great apes, cetaceans, elephants, and even a bird.� Humans do not pass the mirror test until about 18 months of age. [452] � There is great debate between those embracing "rich" versus "lean" interpretations of behavior and intelligence observations among animals, in which seemingly complex thinking can be an illusion. [453] Many human mental traits exist in more rudimentary form in other animals, but human thought seems far more complex and sophisticated.� Feats such as language with grammar may be a unique human achievement, which provides evidence of the greater mental ability of humans, and our tools provide the best evidence of advanced human cognitive abilities.� Intelligence can confer gr eat advantages, and the encephalization of theropods is an early indicator of its benefits.� For instance, spider monkeys have brains about twice the size of howler monkeys, which is thought to be due to their larger societies (about twice as large), and the fact that their diet is more than 70% fruit, while the howler monkey�s diet is less than half fruit, and leaves provide twice the proportion of the howler�s diet over the spider�s.� Remembering where and when fruit is ripe, and navigating more complex social environments, takes greater thinking power.� Just as with howler and spider monkeys, chimpanzees have to range far to find fruit, which is their staple, while gorillas can more readily eat nearby leaves, and chimps have more complex social lives than gorillas do.� Chimpanzees also have proportionally larger brains than gorillas' and are considered more intelligent.
  • Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity

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    These were Tengriist horse-riding pastoralist kingdoms that had close contact with the Chinese. You are tenaciously attached to the physical aspect. In a parliamentary question to the foreign minister, Progress Party parliamentarian Oyvind Vaksdal specifically referred to me and the statement-falsely attributed to me by TV2-that Norway is the most anti-Semitic nation in Europe.[107] TV2's manipulations continued. This episode presents the synthesis of East and West. 4. The Church and the Kingdom were in effect but One Society, indivisible and undivided, One Civitas � Respublica Christiana. "The One Commonwealth of all mankind, conceived partly as an Empire � the surviving image of ancient Rome, but mainly and generally as a Church, is the essential society of that long period of human history which we call by the name of the Middle Ages.
  • New Rivers Of The North (1912)

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    And what is she, after all, but a Parisian woman with innumerable lovers, as I have been told.'' ``I don't think your information is very correct,'' I said, affecting to yawn slightly. ``This is mere gossip of the gutter and I am surprised at you, who really know nothing about it---'' But the disgusting animal had fallen into a brown study. In fact the Crusades caused the transfer of achievements of Islamic civilization into Europe.
  • Chronology of the Empire

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    These excellent tendencies, without equivalent in Christendom, were continued during the first half of the thirteenth century by an admirable group of four botanists. Even as the sacred Ganga takes its origin in Gangotri, Himalayas, and runs perennially towards Ganga Sagar, the thought-currents take their origin from the bed of Samskaras (impressions) in the inner layers of the mind, wherein are embedded the Vasanas or latent subtle desires, and flow incessantly towards the objects both in waking state and in dreaming state.
  • The West: A Narrative History, Volume 1: To 1600 (2nd

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    The "cadi", or judge, was available to the lowliest citizen, as in fact even the caliph was at times. The arrangements for the transport of supplies were going to pieces; our friends ashore were getting scared; and it was no joke to find after a day of skilful dodging that there was no one at the landing place and have to go out again with our compromising cargo, to slink and lurk about the coast for another week or so, unable to trust anybody and looking at every vessel we met with suspicion.
  • Studies and Further Studies in a Dying Culture

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    The Inca created a calendar by looking at the movements of the sun and the moon. Not only did he retain the favour of a succession of Roman monarchs but he also successfully assuaged the hostility of the priests by rebuilding the Temple, a massive construction project not equalled in the city for more than a thousand years. To modern obse rvers, Imperial Rome�s rapaciousness and brutality may be its most notable aspects.� Rome�s favorite entertainment was watching people being forced to murder each other. �It was originally an Etruscan funerary rite but began getting out of hand by 200 BCE, and by 100 BCE the �games� were state-sponsored.� By Rome�s imperial days, emperors tried to exceed their predecessors with gory spectacles.� The Coliseum, built at the height of the � Peace of Rome ,� became the center of that imperial entertainment, but arenas dotted the Empire. �The Roman Empire�s gladiatorial games consumed at least a million lives .� With such blatant disregard for their innumerable victims, Romans could not be expected to display much enlightenment in their relationship with their fellow species, and in fact, the Roman Empire was by far the most environmentally destructive polity of the ancient world.� The environmental devastation that previous civilizations imposed on their environments was merely a preview.� This litany will start with animals.� Although Egyptian civilization drove all megafauna and many other species to extinction in the Nile Valley, Rome initiated waves of wildlife extinctions that covered all of North Africa, and a great deal of it was for entertainment in the arenas.� Mock �hunts� were staged in the arenas, and a law forbade using African animals for that purpose, but in 170 BCE an official exemption was issued and animals then died in the arenas in mind-boggling numbers.� Crocodiles and hippos from the Nile, elephants and lions from northern Africa, tigers from India, polar bears eating seals, and leopards, bears, bulls, and other animals unfortunate enough to be caught ended up in the arenas.� They were often used as instruments of execution of condemned people, including criminals, Christians, and other enemies of the state.� Cicero mentioned one lion that executed 200 people in the arena.� But th ere was also a professional class that �hunted� those animals, and the animals were also regularly pitted against each other.� Augustus had 3,500 animals killed in 26 such events; 9,000 were killed to dedicate the Coliseum, and Tr ajan�s victory over Dacia was celebrated with 11,000 wild animals killed. [688] � Elephants, rhinos, and zebras went extinct in North Africa, but some lions survived in the Atlas Mountains until the 20th century.� Lions, leopards, and hyenas once lived in Greece, and leopards lived in Anatolia as late as the first century BCE.� The Roman arenas were primarily responsible for their extinction. [689] � Hunting animals to extinction are rare events today; most animals go extinct due to human-caused habitat destruction, but the Roman arenas were a kind of continuation of the Golden Age of the Hunter-Gatherer, at least until the animals went extinct.� But habitat destruction was also widespread during Rome�s reign.