The Crusades.....you mean a defensive war waged against muslims by christians? Palastine was settled by christians and muslims came and took it over (ie, the muslims invaded).
Seriously? The Muslim conquest was over three hundred years before the Crusades. And any military activity involving an invading army which is fought entirely outside of the countries where the invading armies came from is *clearly* defensive.
What?! The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall were all great albums.
Eh, they haven't been the same since Syd Barrett.
Dyson assumed that all alien civilizations are stupid enough to believe in infinite growth, much like humanity.
I don't believe this. I think the most advanced aliens have probably realized that there isn't much point of growth after a certain threshold.
But where is that threshold? Is it before or after they build a Dyson sphere?
Cities aren't soul crushing, they're the geographic locus of the human soul.
used to be. but that's old-people thinking. sorry...
I hate to break it to you, but a preference for the burbs is old-people thinking.
I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman