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>Scientists took 166 bone samples from 151 mummies, dating from approximately 1400 B.C. to A.D. 400, extracting DNA from 90 individuals and mapping the full genome in three cases.

>the study concluded that preserved remains found in Abusir-el Meleq, Middle Egypt, were closest genetic relatives of Neolithic and Bronze Age populations from the Near East, Anatolia and Eastern Mediterranean Europeans.
>Modern Egyptians, by comparison, share much more DNA with sub-Saharan populations.


>The findings have turned years of theory on its head, causing Egyptologists to re-evaluate the region's history while unlocking new tools for scientists working in the field.

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Pure Land Buddhism is the worst

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Am I the only one who feels some kind of disdain for Pure Land Buddhism? It sounds nice on paper, and I certainly find the cosmology to be interesting: however, the idea seems so intellectually lazy when compared to other Buddhist traditions.

>"this world is so terrible, we can't ever reach Enlightenment on our own, why even bother trying?"
>"welp, let's pray to this fanfic-tier celestial Buddha that he'll let us be reborn in his Heaven-realm and literally hand-hold us into nirvana"
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How strong was the japanese army during WW2? They seem kinda bad but they faced the USA, so it might not be fair. How did it compare against smaller european armies (France, Italy, UK)?
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Facial Hair

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Why were beards so popular in the 19th Century and why did they die out in the 20th? Why are they coming back now in the 21st century?

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why is fascism, not only seen as purely right wing, but the farthest wing on the right?

fascism is an extreme authoritarian movement sure, but a lot of its tenets are counter to that of the right wing. the most blaring is state control of everything, and state superiority / supremacy. state of control of markets. these are not things right-wingers often advocate for..

mussolini started out a socialist and likely had his ideas rooted in socialism, because economically fascism is just to the right of marx. the main objections to marx being the rejection of communism as the next progressive step, and (some) corporate control over markets.

the most right-wing aspects of fascism are traditionalism.

militancy and nationalism, however often pinned to the right, has not exclusively been right or left.
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Why do Catholics so frequently depict Mary without Christ? We Orthodox only do that depictions of the Annunciation. Also, Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant and the Throne of God, which is why we often depict Christ on her lap; but in the Guadalupe work, Christ is confined to and Mary is rather using him as a throne. Why? And isn't it heretical to call Mary "co-redemptrix"? True, she gave birth to Christ, but while the birth makes redemption possible, Christ's births part of the redemptive act, which is the Crucifixion-Resurrection, and Mary did participate in that.
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I know this is a sensitive topic right now but all the African Mud Hut threads have really got me thinking. Have native Africans ever actually accomplished anything on their own? You see all these examples of infrastructure but upon further research it is discovered that all these exist due to third party intervention from outside influence. In other words, Chinese investors that wanted to open up a business or use their labor.
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Really makes you think.
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Just picked this up at a local bookstore. Is it worth a read?

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Refute this.
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