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Forum: Sciences and Environment 19th December 2014, 01:40
Replies: 307
Views: 19,101
Posted By Invader Zim
Which of your posts do you imagine are...

Which of your posts do you imagine are sufficiently interesting or intellectually challenging, or in fact anything other than banal cliched drivel, to require a reply steeped in 'intellectual rigour'?
Forum: History 15th December 2014, 13:27
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By Invader Zim
No, he isn't. That, recently, some historians...

No, he isn't. That, recently, some historians have applied techniques from other disiplines does not alter the fact that archeology and physical anthropology, the disiplines that examine pre-history,...
Forum: History 14th December 2014, 15:05
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By Invader Zim
Yet, given that you haven't engaged with my posts...

Yet, given that you haven't engaged with my posts in this thread, I see no reason to believe that what I've said (one of the three alleged wrongs) is wrong.

In fact, I'd say that what I wrote is...
Forum: History 14th December 2014, 03:51
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By Invader Zim
Well, that isn't quite true. Some do, but we are...

Well, that isn't quite true. Some do, but we are talking about exceptions to the rule. For example, I now a few Africanists, and a mate of mine who does stuff on early-medieval Icelandic society, who...
Forum: History 12th December 2014, 19:13
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By Invader Zim
This, I think comes down colloquial vs specialist...

This, I think comes down colloquial vs specialist understanding of what history is. For the professional historian, history is a methodological intellectual discipline which deals with the human past...
Forum: Learning 8th December 2014, 20:31
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Invader Zim
What does this hyperbolic nonsense have to do...

What does this hyperbolic nonsense have to do with what I wrotr?
Forum: Learning 8th December 2014, 12:00
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Invader Zim
You have been told nonsense then. As RedAnarchist...

You have been told nonsense then. As RedAnarchist has pointed out, all of the available evidence available suggests that, on a genetic level, the biological argument for racism is without foundation....
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 29th November 2014, 14:11
Replies: 239
Views: 9,016
Posted By Invader Zim
I don't know if these have been posted yet, but...

I don't know if these have been posted yet, but it seems quite obvious to me that the whole investigation and Grand Jury proceedings were rigged from the off to reach the decision not to indict:
...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 24th November 2014, 16:18
Replies: 152
Views: 5,448
Posted By Invader Zim
In what way? While there are differences, I would...

In what way? While there are differences, I would suggest that these are fairly limited. The 'old Britain' of the immediate post-war period, characterized by the formation of the 'welfare state' was...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 24th November 2014, 04:29
Replies: 152
Views: 5,448
Posted By Invader Zim
Except, the UK is a valid comparison state,...

Except, the UK is a valid comparison state, because it also has comparable social problems, cultures and crime rates (other than murder) and Switzerland and Serbia do not and therefore are not. In...
Forum: Learning 23rd November 2014, 15:35
Replies: 63
Views: 2,205
Posted By Invader Zim
We'd have healthy people and a massively inflated...

We'd have healthy people and a massively inflated cost of living.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 22nd November 2014, 14:13
Replies: 152
Views: 5,448
Posted By Invader Zim
Whether or not the scenario depicted is accurate...

Whether or not the scenario depicted is accurate is irrelevent. What is relevent is that the US, in 2012, had a gun homicide rate of nearly 15,000 in 2012 while the UK had around 650. And that is...
Forum: History 17th November 2014, 02:19
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By Invader Zim
The chief complaint against the British...

The chief complaint against the British government regarding the Bengal famine was a failure to grasp the gravity of a situation 5,000 miles away and a refusal to divert resources (primarily...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 10th November 2014, 15:18
Replies: 178
Views: 8,545
Posted By Invader Zim
Do you actually know anything about the...

Do you actually know anything about the Holocaust? Obviously not. Let me explain:

1. There was not a single extermination camp in Nazi Germany. There were eight extermination camps, six located in...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 8th November 2014, 16:03
Replies: 99
Views: 4,541
Posted By Invader Zim
This may, or may not, be true of the US...

This may, or may not, be true of the US industrial bourgeoisie in the mid 19th century. However, as I have already made clear, I am talking about the international campaign to abolish the slave...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th November 2014, 22:35
Replies: 99
Views: 4,541
Posted By Invader Zim
As the historian Seymour Drescher demonstrated in...

As the historian Seymour Drescher demonstrated in the late 1970s, this is in fact untrue. Slavery and the slave trade were as profitable as they had ever been in the late 18th century and early 19th.
Forum: Learning 4th November 2014, 03:33
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Invader Zim
In fairness, they do create greater economic...

In fairness, they do create greater economic growth - but that obscures four key problems:

1. Contrary to your assertion, they result in substancial inequality and poverty. Wealth travels up but...
Forum: Politics 16th October 2014, 18:04
Replies: 308
Views: 10,139
Posted By Invader Zim
So, basically, you are playing the...

So, basically, you are playing the no-true-Scotsman card, very much running along tenancy lines - your way or the highway, as if only your opinion, and those who share it, hold some sacred objective...
Forum: Politics 16th October 2014, 17:08
Replies: 308
Views: 10,139
Posted By Invader Zim
So, put simply, in your view, with the exception...

So, put simply, in your view, with the exception of a small cadre of factions, there were no 'true' communists between 1937-1945 in Britain. Because virtually all of them supported the Allies -...
Forum: Literature & Films 16th October 2014, 10:12
Replies: 44
Views: 2,208
Posted By Invader Zim
I know a little bit about this from a little...

I know a little bit about this from a little cursary research (I'm thinking about starting a little project on the history of the gaming industry), and one of the things I've been think about is the...
Forum: Politics 16th October 2014, 09:07
Replies: 308
Views: 10,139
Posted By Invader Zim
Ha: Me: "Communists, and large numbers of...

Ha:

Me: "Communists, and large numbers of them, did back the Western powers both in 1939 and then in even greater numbers after 1941 - unless you [870] are going to play a no-true-Scotsman...
Forum: Politics 15th October 2014, 17:00
Replies: 308
Views: 10,139
Posted By Invader Zim
No, what you've done is attempt to play it down,...

No, what you've done is attempt to play it down, dismiss its extent, and generally qualify mass rape, because you confuse anti-imperialism with tacit approval and apologia for the worst kind of...
Forum: Politics 15th October 2014, 10:41
Replies: 308
Views: 10,139
Posted By Invader Zim
Except, as others have noted, ISIS have made no...

Except, as others have noted, ISIS have made no secret of these crimes and indeed reveled in them on various social media outlets.



Well, actually we do, because of the widespread reporting...
Forum: Politics 14th October 2014, 12:08
Replies: 308
Views: 10,139
Posted By Invader Zim
No, I understand the "point" you are trying to...

No, I understand the "point" you are trying to make perfectly - I just don't accept it, because it's bollocks. The suggestion that the Obama administration, like any other democratic government in...
Forum: Politics 14th October 2014, 11:48
Replies: 308
Views: 10,139
Posted By Invader Zim
Unless you are suggesting that the British and US...

Unless you are suggesting that the British and US governments control media organisations, such as Al Jazeera, then no.
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