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Is New atheism a religion? >works on established principles and beliefs >consider themselves one group >followers listen to preachings of a few leaders like Dawkins and Harris >seeks to convert others >there is no god besides rationality and science >anyone following another god needs to be ostracised. >"we were historically the most oppressed "
Can we have a serious scholarly discussion on the fact that Homer's Epic took place in the Baltic?
In 1995, the famous scientist Felice Vinci wrote a book titled: The Baltic Origins of Homer's Epic Tales : The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Migration of Myth
Summary: >Inspired by Plutarch's remark that Calypso's Isle was only five days sailing from Britain, Felice Vinci convincingly argues that Homer's epic tales originated not in the Mediterranean, but in the northern Baltic Sea. >Using meticulous geographical analysis, Vinci shows that many Homeric places, such as Troy and Ithaca, can still be identified in the geographic landscape of the Baltic. >He explains how the dense, foggy weather described by Ulysses befits northern not Mediterranean climes, and how battles lasting through the night would easily have been possible in the long days of the Baltic summer. >Vinci's meteorological analysis reveals how a decline of the "climatic optimum" caused the blond seafarers to migrate south to warmer climates, where they rebuilt their original world in the Mediterranean. >Through many generations the memory of the heroic age and the feats performed by their ancestors in their lost homeland was preserved and handed down to the following ages, only later to be codified by Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey . This proves that Nords made Med civilization. This is also pretty obvious when you consider pic related
>INB4 Nord WE WUZing Felice Vinci is a Med, Italian to be precise
Why did ancient people live hundreds or thousands of years? Biblical texts, Sumerian texts, and Hindu texts all talk about people in ancient times living much much longer. Lifespans hundreds of years long