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whats everyones favorite moment in history?
#11
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
The run-up to the raid on Pearl Harbor and the endgame in the Pacific
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#12
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
That time Lichtenstein sent out their army of 80 soldiers during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, but returned with 81. Their army took no casualties and even made a friend.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson
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#13
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
Alfred Russel Wallace's malarial fever.
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#14
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
(January 13, 2019 at 4:21 pm)Cepheus Ace Wrote: mine is the Christmas truce

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce

where in no mans land for the briefest moment in human history flawed irrational and emotionally driven humans saw those who they were until recently trying to kill as fellow flawed humans like themselves. There was no malice, just singing, playing, talking, drinking and so on.

This single event is the only thing thats keeping what remains of my faith in humanity alive

Huh, for some reason I remember a story about a lady in a farmhouse in WW2 Germany convincing soldiers of apposing sides not to kill each other on Christmas. It was a made for TV movie I think. But I don't remember WW1 but WW2 being the premise. Maybe the movie I watched was one of those "inspired by a true story", but not the exact story.  I get the intent of your post though. 

I would argue, if it were not for humanity's respective powers convincing those that live under them, that the "other" was the enemy, we'd naturally get along.

In theory, if one could take a bunch of 3 year olds, a  a bunch of 5 year olds, and a bunch  6 year olds, from different parts of the globe, and if the parents have not indoctrinated the kids into a "all or nothing" mindset, in theory, if you put them in the same room, those kids would automatically form their own relationships.

Although I don't agree with Jesus being the cause of the "truce" in this WW2 themed movie, I was right, there was an event where Germans and Americans ran into each other at a farmhouse and the lady convinced them not to kill each other.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338434/plo..._=tt_ov_pl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night_(2002_film)
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#15
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
August 27, 2023.

An ELE.
Sanity adjacent.


Angel





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#16
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
At work.

(January 17, 2019 at 2:09 pm)LostLocke Wrote: Mine would be the Chicxulub event.
Without that, nothing else in history would matter to us.
Big Grin

Will no one think of the trilobites? (O_o)
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#17
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
The Evacuation of Dunkirk.  Maybe World War II in general.  It showed some of the worst of humanity, and some of the best.
The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to woman is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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#18
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
Galileo turning the telescope to the skies. After that, the world changed.
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#19
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
The printing press. It caused a real sea change in the social order of things. Access to information multiplied enormously and the percentage of society that was literate went through the roof.
We do not inherit the world from our parents. We borrow it from our children.
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#20
RE: whats everyones favorite moment in history?
(January 17, 2019 at 8:35 pm)polymath257 Wrote: Galileo turning the telescope to the skies. After that, the world changed.

You know he only did that because his sexy neighbour moved away and a large group of fat Franciscans moved in?

He was tired of looking over there and just seeing moons...
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