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  • Is there such a thing as knowledge if everything we know is subject to debate?

    26 answers 1 week ago Philosophy
  • Why is it so fround upon not to know your history?

    Someone asked what I thought about trump, and I said I dont really know, as I dont follow politics at all. They were like you really need to pay attention to what's going on around the world. First of all, I'm not obligated to pay attention to politics. All I'm focused on is making a living, and and family. Besides, I never asked to be born. I'm just living. I dint feel I'm obligated to know about those things.
    8 answers 3 days ago History
  • Should I outline or write out my episode before starting the script?

    Hi I’m writing a 10 episode comic book series and before I start the script I was wondering if I should outline or write out the summary and every major plot detail in that episode before I write the script for episode 1? Thanks!
    6 answers 1 day ago Books & Authors
  • Is it true that setting your book price low (without making it clear that it is a sales price) makes people assume it is of low quality?

    Best answer: Yes, unless you make it clear it's a sale price or due to some other reason, then I believe many will assume it's low quality. Just like many will assume a book with a poor cover is low quality. What do you think would happen if Louis Vuitton suddenly lowered their prices? My guess is that after that initial buying frenzy, sales would plummet, because although the bags are exactly the same as before, they will have lost that air of being an exclusive, luxury product.

    It works in other areas as well. I read an interview with a guy (I forget who), who was a famous speaker and very sought after for his quality content. He talked about this mentality as a side-note and mentioned that he used to do just 2-3 events a year - until he put up his rates. Then he became fully booked. Apparently no one was taking him seriously because he was charging too little. It made them doubt his qualifications.

    Through my husband I'm somewhat in the sales business and you wouldn't believe all the subconscious stuff going on in people's mind. If you were to ask someone I'm sure most will say that "No, I'm just looking at the product. The packaging, the sales text, the layout of a website, the colours used, none of that matters." I'd say that myself if asked, and yet, studies have shown over and over again how small changes can affect sales. On that note, I read somewhere that a pricing of 1.99 on Amazon is somehow the kiss of death, that books at 0.99 and 2.99 both outsell the 1.99 price point. Our local grocer will sometimes do atypical pricing and sell something for 15.15 or 7.77 and it does make you look twice at a product you might otherwise just have passed by.

    And to be honest, there are many books I've picked up because of the cover. In the end, it's not the cover that determines whether I buy the book or not, but had it not been for the cover, I might never have paid attention to it in the first place.
    6 answers 2 days ago Books & Authors
  • Is it true that Britain purposely abandoned Greece in May 1941 so that Hitler would not cancel his planned attack on Russia ?

    In April 1941 Germany attacked Greece to help its ally Italy. Britain was supporting the Greeks.. however the British intelligence were fully aware that Hitler intended to launch a massive attack on Russia in June 1941 this would have meant that a long bloody war would take place between Germany and Soviet Russia and thus both would be greatly weakened... this is why Britain chose to abandon its help to Greece and pull out so that Hitler would not have cancelled its planned attack..
    14 answers 5 days ago History
  • Do we truly have free will?

    Best answer: Everyone has the 'free will' to choose from one option to another. The thing you cannot control are the consequences of your choices. The consequences are what influence your 'free will'.

    Take an example of a toddler with 'free will':

    A hot stove. A toddler wishing to exert his 'free will' to touch the hot stove. What will happen?

    After the toddler learns that the consequences of touching a hot stove is large amounts of pain, he is influenced by experience to not touch the hot stove again.
    6 answers 2 days ago Philosophy
  • Why hasn’t China been Islaminized(Islamic invaded) historically(the whole China, not just the northwest parts)?

    10 answers 4 days ago History
  • What age should girls start dancing?

    Best answer: The truth is real training doesn’t start until age 7/8 when both mind and body are mature enough. That being said age 5 is a way to start in pre-ballet classes to get them used to the idea of taking a dance class. Real ballet training doesn’t start until age 7/8 when dancers can start to engage and hold their turnout properly.
    You should start with ballet as that is the basses of all the other forms with the exception of tap. The rest comes when they are older and ballet will give them the technique for modern, contemporary and jazz.
    You child might show interest at a younger age, and the dance classes for ages 3/4 are just play at dance classes. I only recommend that if your child pressures you to take classes then.

    When looking for proper and safe training, look for a good school that is ballet focus. Those are the ones that tend to offer better facilities and teaching which is essential for your child’s best development as a dancer and for her safety. Make sure you find a good school that isn’t competition dance. Look for sprung or floating flooring and teachers who have trained and danced professionally. Recreational schools with teachers who have only trained at that specific school tend to teach the mistakes and poor technique that were handed down to them. I’m not saying that is the case with all recreational schools. Many have well trained retired dancers teaching in them.
    If your daughter eventually becomes more serious about dance and if she was born with all the right gifts of body, facility and musicality that can be addressed with better training between the ages of 10-13.
    6 answers 2 days ago Dancing
  • How is Hardback different to Paperback?

    Best answer: Paperbacks have the merit of being cheaper and therefore more available to more people.Having a wider distribution encourages more interest in reading and thinking among the wider public. Students in particular would benefit by the cheaper textbooks. On the other hand, hardbacks are recommended for people who value greatly their books and cherish their possession and availability. It is often felt that hardback version of books is reserved for authors of particular texts that have achieved a lasting fame. But that may or may not be the case. However, for me, one example is that of Marcel Proust's major book, 'A la Recherche' which has been regularly reproduced for well over a century and a half. It is usually required for literary studies, but also for private pleasure and enduring interest. Hardbacks are also thought to be preferable for their lasting qualities, easy handling, for being aesthetically pleasing, and because an almost emotional attachment has developed for the book, which in addition may have become the repository of pleasurable and lifelong memories.
    7 answers 2 days ago Books & Authors
  • Why doesnt the law of attraction work for me?

    I was told by youtube videos that i need to visualise stuff in to existence.  But when i visualise something nothing happends.  I also try believing like i already got it but that also doesnt work, probably because deep down you know you dont got it.  I know that i need to visualize tru your own eyes so that is not the problem.  Please can you tell me what i do wrong if you believe in the law of attraction.  Thank you.
    5 answers 3 hours ago Philosophy
  • In the Vietnams War the U.S. faught against Vietnam or In Vietnam?

    Best answer: Start with Vietnam being a colony of the French for about 100 years. Then the Japanese invade and a part of WWII was fought there. France was occupied by Germany, but the British, Americans, India and other British commonwealth countries defeat the Japanese. China is also an ally and fights the Japanese in other areas (China). Then the war ends and China has a war between the nationalists and the communists. The communists win. In the process, there is similar politics in southeast Asia (Vietnam) between the communist and the French (now that they are a country. The year now is about 1955). Same earlier as Korea. A war between North and South Korea. In Vietnam, the French are defeated and everyone signs a treaty to settle future issues peacefully. That there will be a North Vietnam that is communist and a South Vietnam that is French-western. The French withdraw, leaving the Americans in control of the area. OK. So the treaty allows for all politics and the communist use it to affect the politics in South Vietnam. The western style government in South Vietnam is corrupt. People are unhappy and believe the communists are the solution. The year is about 1963. The South Vietnamese government has an election, and it is corrupt and the President (Diem) is elected. The people are outraged to the point of a revolt. If there is a revolt, the communist will step in and take control. To stop this John Kennedy tells his ally, President Diem, to resign. Diem refuses. Kennedy then ordered Diem assassinated and installed a more liked person as President. But, looked what Kennedy did. May be intentional or accidental. He violated the treaty signed by the French, the Americans, the Russians, the communist Chinese, the British that all of these issues would be handled by elections. It also means that the USA is committed to military force to enforce its western influence in violation of the treaty. In other words another Vietnam War. 2 weeks after Kennedy assassinated Diem, Kennedy was assassinated by communists. (You know that at least Oswald was a communist. Did he have help?). So, during the war, you had North Korean communist troops fighting in South Vietnam, you had South Vietnamese communists fighting as revolutionaries. Fighting on the western side was the South Vietnamese military and the US military. The fighting was intermixed, like in a revolutionary style war. The US had military superiority, but limited its targeting in North Vietnam to keep the Chinese troops out of Vietnam and not have another Korea style war. Eventually, the US population rejected the US government and threw it out of office in a convoluted convulsion that defies a logical reason. Thus, the communist won all of Vietnam but now wish the Americans had.
    6 answers 2 days ago History
  • When is Trump going to take a picture with living former presidents?

    Best answer: well he was seated next to them (on camera) during Bush 41's funeral.

    It wasn't a still photograph but a video footage.
    isn't that close enough?

    why don't you play the video footage and take a still snapshot of it. there you go!
    6 answers 2 days ago Photography
  • Why no articles on Pearl Harbor? History....Dec 7, 1941?

    8 answers 3 days ago History
  • Would the USSR have defeated Germany without the UK and US?

    Best answer: Difficult to say.
    13 answers 4 days ago History
  • 🎸 Guitar question: Is memorizing and practicing scales a good use of time if I don't plan to improvise? Thanks!?

    Best answer: Here's an analogy: "I want to be a stage actor and not a playwright. Do I need to understand grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and vocabulary?"
    7 answers 2 days ago Performing Arts
  • Which is worse? Genocide or slavery?

    7 answers 2 days ago History
  • Europe--especially Germany--was devastated after World War 2. It was totally unlivable. There were no young men left in Germany because they?

    all died fighting in the war! The only people left in Germany were women, children and old men. How did they manage to rebuild Germany??? Nobody would expect those stupid, useless women to be able to do anything, so did they have to bring young men in from America and Canada to help rebuild Germany and all the other European countries destroyed by the war? Of course The Marshall Plan helped pay for food and other important things for Europe, but I still don't know how these countries survived with so few young men left! It's a damn miracle.
    7 answers 3 days ago History
  • What is a name for Frankenstein the monster?

    Hi, I need help naming Frankenstein’s monster. From the book, it seems like the monster is a emotional and sensible monster. Could you give me a name suggestion with meaning for the monster?
    8 answers 3 days ago Books & Authors
  • Was history real or made up by various historians?

    Best answer: I'm a historian. I can assure you that history is real, but like all scholars, we interpret what we study. Different historians can come to different conclusions about the meaning or impact of a given event, for example. A number of factors may be at play, moreover, in shaping those conclusions. Among them will be the time and place in which the historian is working, and his or her personal experience -- background, education, the other historians with whom he or she studied, etc. We try our best to be as objective as possible, but it's unrealistic to expect that 100% objectivity can be achieved.

    So, members of the public, interested in a historical event, need to read widely about it and understand that no interpretation is the last word. If it were, then there would be no need for ongoing study of history.
    6 answers 2 days ago Tata
  • What 🍲 was eaten in 🇩🇪 during 🗺 war 2 at 🤶?

    6 answers 2 days ago History