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Wilhelm II

I just wrote this paper for my Independent Study course, it is about Wilhelm II of Germany


 German Emperor Wilhelm II is considered by many scholars and historians to be one of the most controversial leaders in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.  He is often blamed by many historians for Germany’s defeat in World War I.  The man who ruled the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire from June 15, 1888 to November 15, 1918, was considered by…


Added by Scott DeLong on November 30, 2015 at 5:46pm — 2 Comments

Eureka Brigade

Eureka Brigade - Conflict from Napoleon Bonaparte on…


Added by Carniverous Marsupial on November 30, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Jesus Christ, Marketing Genius?

An article from

Jesus Christ, Marketing Genius?

He’s been called the Light, the Redeemer, the Messiah, even Superstar, but that didn’t stop corporate evangelist Bruce Barton from adding a couple more titles to Jesus of Nazareth’s lengthy résumé in the early 1920s: Business Pioneer and Marketing Genius.

Jesus, in the gospel according to Barton, “picked up 12 men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organization that…


Added by Dismal Desmond on November 29, 2015 at 10:32am — 8 Comments

MIRACLE TO REALITY - The rational films in India

An YouTube channel for Rational Films-

Subject: Witch craft, Arrow piercing, Astrology, Miraculous Treatments of Godmen ..etc.  

Click the link for go to the channel-  …


Added by BIPLAB DAS on November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, by Barry Estabrook

After you read this book you will never again eat a tomato. 

I will confess that I am not quite finished with this book, but I've read enough to be shocked and dismayed by what I've read so far. Not only does this book cover the strange and seemingly bizarre aspects of modern tomato agriculture (to us ignorant outsiders), but it exposes the system of exploitation by which migrant workers (mostly from Central and South America) have been robbed of their dignity and freedom and treated…


Added by Dismal Desmond on November 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment



Added by Carniverous Marsupial on November 26, 2015 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

To the Conspiracy Theorist

The world is actually a lot more boring than you give it credit for.  People, as with electrons, seek the lowest energy state.  People generally are far too lazy to really care full time about monitoring and controlling you.  No doubt some of this goes on, but people also like to relax and enjoy a fine meal.  Can't be world-dominating all the time.  Need a break now and again.  No doubt governments try to control people, but this process is not perfect.  The world is far too messy and…


Added by Wyatt on November 24, 2015 at 1:12pm — 7 Comments

If You Were to Eat Enough Doughnuts

        By the way, speaking of matter, there is indeed a lot of space between nuclei and their companion electrons.  This means that matter is not as dense as we usually think of it, but it is quite solid because of the electrostatic force.  The electrostatic force is what keeps you from falling through your chair.  However, if you were to eat enough doughnuts, you might become massive enough to overcome the Chandrasekhar Limit, at which point your gravity would exceed electron degeneracy…


Added by Wyatt on November 24, 2015 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

Freethinker Fiction!

I'm trying to publish my novel, "Mythos Christos", by Amazon's newest gimmick, Kindle Scout - here you have to get a huge number of nominations to be accepted for publication. My novel is unique in that it's freethinker fiction! The Christ myth revealed in the form of an archaeological adventure story.
If you would do me this honor, please go to my campaign page by clicking the link (or book cover) and check it out. Then hit the nominate button. And if you would, promote…

Added by Edwin Neumann on November 24, 2015 at 10:23am — 7 Comments

A Binary Dichotomy

For some, the benefits one gets from an implicit faith in God & Religion (Protection in this life & afterlife, immortality & Ultimate justice) cannot be matched by any secular philosophies. They might say nothing but their unspoken message is “I have made up my mind that Gods exist, so don’t confuse me with facts”. Indeed there are many for whom the emotional need for a protective sky daddy far outweighs the intellectual need for knowing the truth. For th…


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on November 23, 2015 at 9:35am — 7 Comments

So, you want to defeat ISIS...

So, you want to defeat ISIS...

In order to defeat ISIS, it is necessary, very necessary, to destroy the foundation of extremist, fundamentalist Islamic religious belief. It is possible to do this by attacking the ISIS stronghold of the city of Dabiq in northern Syria, decisively defeating protecting ISIS forces, and…


Added by Martin A. Moe, Jr on November 23, 2015 at 8:59am — 3 Comments

Is there a link between hedonism and monogamy?

K: Is there a link between hedonism and monogamy?

W: Yes I think there is such a link. As beings designed to experience pleasure/pain, we are also designed to experience them in mostly set and specific ways. There is some natural deviation, but around some core points.

As far as monogamy goes, perhaps the best explanation I heard (though it might need fact checking) was that in primates, genital size is correlated with promiscuity. A gorilla has a relatively small sized… Continue

Added by Wayfinder on November 21, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments

The Value of Human Life: My post-Paris & post-Mali meditations

The idea of death affects me a lot worse, now that I’m a secular Humanist, than it ever used to before I made fifteen revolutions around our star, the sun. Not just my own death, but everyone else’s too. People dying is bad enough to comprehend and deal with, even when it occurs from natural causes like old age, when the dead happen to be your loved ones. I remember the death of my parents and how inconsolable I was. But unnecessary deaths from road accidents & plane crashes, pointless…


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on November 20, 2015 at 8:16pm — 6 Comments

Perception and Religion

Something we seldom realize or consider when we take a position on, well, pretty much everything, but especially on matters of politics, culture, and religion is that, to use an old and hackneyed phrase, ‘Perception is Reality”. And human perception depends on many things, including the culture that formed the human mind, the environment we occupy, the current state of human knowledge (that changes over…


Added by Martin A. Moe, Jr on November 20, 2015 at 9:43am — 3 Comments

Does God answer prayers?

If you believe he does, consider this:

We probably still have much to learn about what happened in Paris last Friday night, but there is one thing we can be 100% certain of. Before those bastards started out on their mission, they would have prayed to God. They would have asked for his full support for what they were about to do. They probably prayed while they were spraying bullets into people's bodies.

Given that they killed more than 100 people, injured hundreds more,… Continue

Added by Dave Godfrey on November 19, 2015 at 1:54am — 2 Comments

Syrian Refugees

I have been discussing this on social media for the past few days and seen a variety of views and solutions to the Syrian refugee problem. I get the contentions of my more conservative friends. And even the most strict of them understand the humanitarian angle to this issue. 

I broke it down to potential outcomes to demonstrate my point. Consider the scenario where we blanket-reject ALL of these refugees. What would that do? 

1. ISIS would have yet another great example…


Added by Gregory Phillip Dearth on November 19, 2015 at 12:15am — 4 Comments

Dear liberals, I am a liberal too....

To start with lets focus on some of the events that occurred around world. First of all I am here to show my solidarity with all the terrorist attack in recent months and days. Baluchistan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Lebanon, Nigeria, France everywhere. The only post I have posted was a tribute to wonderful person and brilliant mind Dr. Avijit Roy. Before and after the murder of Avijit Roy Bangladesh still saw more secular bloggers bloodshed. Publisher of Avijit's book "Virus of Faith" was…


Added by Ron M. on November 18, 2015 at 5:30pm — 13 Comments

Dear Mr. President – Regarding Paris...

Well, yours truly has been at it again, throwing hand grenades in the form of bits and bytes or pieces of paper with words arranged in particular sequence on them.  This time, in the light of the recent events in Paris, France and the US response to that, my intended recipient is this country's chief executive:

President Barack Hussein Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC  20500-0001

Dear Mr. President:

Not quite a year…


Added by Loren Miller on November 17, 2015 at 10:26am — 35 Comments

Crisis provides the opportunity for change.

War drums beat all around us, raising the shackles of quiet but frightened people feeling helpless. Militant Islam and militant Christians react with ever louder shouts of war. If there ever was a time for reasonable men and women to step forward it is now. The war mongers of Islam and Christianity are so loud it appears to the casual observer that hopelessness is all that exists.

I see opportunity all around me, not just a PollyAnna kind of optimism, but a future full of promise, new…


Added by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2015 at 1:27am — 8 Comments

In Solidarity With France!

Nous Sommes Tous La France! - Society of Epicurus' Message of Solidarité in Light of the Paris Attacks

Added by Hiram on November 14, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

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