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  • Commented on Story time!
    Ah well, the issue with charcoal is that it has to be strong enough to support the mass of burning charcoal and ore when in the furnace, rather than collapse into dust and prevent the passage of air. So hemp...
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    The Mark may have been a unit of accountancy to begin with; I know I have a book with information on the topic but I can't find it just now. It was however minted in Scotland in 1580 under James...
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    Greg, I don't mean this in a nasty way, but you have to consider it possible that someone who was born in a now demolished hospital building in Edinburgh, and who has a major interest in history, is capable of...
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    Cricket bats depends on where you are and what social level you are at. Hardly anybody here plays baseball and rounders is for children, but cricket is popular especially with middle class people or in the Shires. There was a...
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    Surely what makes them supervillains is that they have one massive defining accident, whether being dropped in chemicals or whatever. Again, Edinburgh would be quite good what with Roslin etc for all your genetically modified animal options. Glasgow and environs...
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    Yes, Edinburgh would be an interesting variation on Gotham. You can also throw in several other real things: - the famous mock gothic and baronial etc architecture is also in a parlous state, needing lots of repairs. Batman would either...
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    Of course having said that, you might like to enquire as to why King Arthur is such a legend and it was necessary to portray the anglo saxons as invading hordes......
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    Uh huh, lets generalise one small area to the entirety of the UK. The stuff about thofsands of bodies only 2% having damage from weapons is more persuasive, except of course that the key point about archaeology is that you...
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    You've personally magically searched the entirety of south England in order to prove such graves don't exist? I mean come on man, given how limited archaeological coverage is it's nust to expect to be able to find them. not to...
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    Ah well you see the issue there is in tying the various gnostic forms of alchemy together with the different forms, ideas and practises throughout the next 2k years. Suffice to say, it varied, and there's no evidence that most...
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    You'll need to bring up the real goal of alchemy, if Charlie doesn't mind the diversion....
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    At the time, Science was theology and some other subjects. Not what we think of as science. Magic was not science. As for sailors and priests, one is dealing with a natural personification or supernatural manifestation, the other isn't, generally,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Now you're falling for the conspiracy nonsense. Obviously we don't know how many brexiters and nutters are just foreigners pretending to be nutters in order to stir up trouble.... Several people I know went on the march, most of them...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    And yet the angry people who are scared the government will ignore the referendum seem to consist mostly of xenophobic racists who have meetings outside parliament and chant nasty things and threaten MP's and get arrested. Compared to maybe a...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    You do understand that I have two categories there? Maybe they even overlap? Quite a few people who have regretted voting leave have been on various forms of media saying how they misunderstood the EU, or merely protest voted and...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    The % that used it as a protest vote, did it mostly because of austerity. A large % of brexit voters are xenophobes and racists though, thanks to their own inclinations and decades of grooming by the media....
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    So there seems a chance of some more rational outcomes now. So I have held off from buying the last food and fuel for the stockpile....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    In case you are wondering, this is the BBC breakdown of how the voting went: Customs union - For: 264 Against: 272 Confirmatory referendum - For: 268 Against: 295 No-deal exit on 12 April - For: 160 Against: 400 Common...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    You're going to have to explain that; last I knew they have just as bad a claim to the Scottish throne as to the English, since the coup in the late 17th century that installed the William of Orange and...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Your post has prompted me to think more about the closure thing. I too don't mind new plot directions, the issue is how well the author segues from one direction into another. In the case of some trilogies, they don't...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    I read an interesting book a few years ago, "The great and Holy War" by Philip Jenkins, which explored how all sides used religion to whip up the appropriate fervour for the fighting and in some ways it became a...
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    I got a copy of the Nag Hammadi scriptures recently, translated of course. They are a bit odd and repetitive to modern eyes, but the gnostic stuff that was around 2k years ago is rather different from the Christian theology;...
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    You seem to be setting yourself up as the only arbiter of the one true measure of being Christian. That's not how it works....
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    Yup, that is quite right. It would also be a good idea to put the conquest of the USA into some sort of context. There were definitely missionaries, but the massacres and murders and so on of the native people...
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    There is of course the glaring big fact that many of the rank and file Nazi's who carried out the massacres considered themselves good Christians doing the right thing. "The Nazi's" is rather a big class of people and you...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Ah thanks. That makes more sense....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    I'm surprised nobody has done a film version of at least part of the Lensman series, since it could be sold as such a tie in with various of the Manly white men saving the worlds and women tropes that...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I admit I have lost track of what HSS means, apart from High Speed Steel. I also have major difficulty trying to comprehend playing with language and obfuscations....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    The German people were aware of losing the war; increasing starvation and disease across the country led to a loss of morale in both civilians and army men home from the front. There was an attempted revolution after the war,...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    You're going to have to explain what your gnomic comment has to do with anything on this page, including my post....
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