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Forum: Diavlog comments 06-21-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,602
Posted By Nikias
Re: Values Added: My God is Bigger Than Your God (Hussein Rashid & Ben Weiner)

They believe religion must conform to scientific knowledge. One of their 19th century leaders said:

"If religious beliefs and opinions are found contrary to the standards of science, they are mere...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-20-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,602
Posted By Nikias
Re: Values Added: My God is Bigger Than Your God (Hussein Rashid & Ben Weiner)

This diavlog made me think about the religion Baha'i, which I heard about long ago. They apparently consider themselves the latest step in the series of revealed Abrahamic religions. They see all...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,752
Posted By Nikias
Re: America isn't Ancient Athens

Sorry for the belated reply. You disagree with me, that's cool. Just to clarify, the period most useful for a comparison with Athens would be the one of post WWII US. A sixty year period which...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-03-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,752
Posted By Nikias
Re: America isn't Ancient Athens

I have no way of telling from your comments whether you are educated or not. I agree that the US is a lot more stable and powerful than Athens was, and not likely to collapse anytime soon. However,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-03-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,752
Posted By Nikias
Re: Worldwise: Strategic Thinking Out Loud (Rachel Kleinfeld & Christian Brose)

I was trying to keep it short. But how so? Has there been a plague in the US? Or do you mean that the plague was responsible for Athens' defeat? It seems to me that since the war went on for some 25...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-02-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,752
Posted By Nikias
Re: Worldwise: Strategic Thinking Out Loud (Rachel Kleinfeld & Christian Brose)

To try to summarise: Athens was the inventor and disseminator of (proto-)democracy in the ancient world. It got involved in an imperialistic scheme to dominate its neighbours (meanwhile imposing the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-01-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,752
Posted By Nikias
Re: Worldwise: Strategic Thinking Out Loud (Rachel Kleinfeld & Christian Brose)

I've got to say I loved the reference to Thucidides! The story of a democracy that turns imperialist and winds up losing control of its own destiny. How applicable.
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