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Old 04-21-2017, 08:38 PM
 
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Probably that slavery was only an American thing. Slavery in America was small compared to other countries, including Africa.

So historys greatest lie is one that was never actually told and that no one ever believed?
Perhaps if you wish to properly educate yourself about the actual great lie about American slavery, that the American Civil War was caused by something other than it, you should seek sources of information outside of the usual right wing propoganda outlets.






To answer the OPs question, the obvious answer is the existence of god (s). It is both the most absurd and the most politically influential of all the lies ever told.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:29 PM
 
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Folks, seriously. Existence of god is not a historical question. Philosophical, scientific, theological - but NOT historical. Existence of say Jesus Christ - yes. But not god.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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That "homo sapien" is indeed "wise man"...I'm not buying it. Using man as a general term for both sexes.
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Old 04-22-2017, 01:00 AM
 
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The theory of evolution, apes to humans.
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Old 04-22-2017, 01:19 AM
 
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The theory of evolution, apes to humans.
As my limited understanding of evolution goes, it doesn't claim apes to humans.
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Old 04-22-2017, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I remember learning in school about Magellan sailing around the world. He only made it to Cebu.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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As my limited understanding of evolution goes, it doesn't claim apes to humans.
You're quibbling. It claims that present day apes and present day humans had a common ancestor.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:50 AM
 
Location: between Mars and Venus
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The never-ending End of the world.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, Deutschland
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The idea that all humans are equal.
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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You're quibbling. It claims that present day apes and present day humans had a common ancestor.
They did, by definition, since humans are apes.

But this is a biological - taxonomic, specifically - issue. Not really 'history'.

This thread was seemingly designed, whether by intent of just happenstance, not to be a discussion of history but an invitation for people to air their pet ideological issues, lurid conspiracies, and inability to differentiate between opinion and fact.
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