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My brain seems to be organized quite like an encyclopedia, which is one of the reasons why I edit Wikipedia.


In my documenting of human history thusfar, there are two recurring, overarching themes that I have learned. I think that everyone should consider these when studying and documenting human history:

1. History is largely written by the victors. History is largely written by those with the most power. This means that all history is open to scrutiny and should never be thought of as final. I think that the proper way to approach the study of history is to consider all available points of view, all evidence, and to draw one's own conclusions based upon this (and the conclusions reached by others during and after the fact may also weigh in one's mind) rather than to assume that the judgment made by another person(s) is necessarily correct. Even in the case of consensus of several persons, consensus is not synonymous with truth.


2. It takes all kinds. We are a human community, as we are all related as human beings, which means that we are a network. So regardless of the amount of direct responsibility that an individual has in his or her own actions, they are partly attributable to the actions of others, and they influence the actions of others as well. In some cases, such as with organizations, this concept is self-evident. In other cases, such as with individuals, not so much, but one must remember that the absence of irrefutable evidence is not synonymous with the evidence of absence.

Related ideas: Isaac Newton's third law of motion, Butterfly effect, Gavrilo Princip, chain of command


Have a question? Feel free to write on my talk page and we'll figure it out.


Did you know?

  • My favorite color are the shades of orange. Orange is the last color on the official spectrum of seven colors to receive its current name in the English language. The color is named after the orange fruit when it is ripened.[1] Before this word was introduced to the English-speaking world, the color was referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red). The first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512,[2] in the court of King Henry VIII. I find the etymology of colors to be quite interesting. You can find the etymology for many of the colors explained in the color's article.
  • If any language were to ever become an official world language, I think it by rights ought to be Spanish (Español). Spanish is an extremely logical and relatively simple language to read and write, although it is more challenging to speak than some languages. By contrast, in English every word can mean about 100 different things, so it is easier to speak, but due to its lack of grammar rules, it is very illogical to read and write. However, English has the advantage of having many more words than most languages, the purpose of which is to define more clearly a specific meaning. So, for those who master the English language, it takes far fewer words to make a point. I think that Hebrew and Japanese are the most beautiful languages to read and write. French seems like the most beautiful language to speak.
  • Chicago is the largest city in the world with a Native American name. (from the Wikipedia article): The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, translated as "wild onion" or "wild garlic," from the Miami-Illinois language.[3][4][5][6] The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir written about the time.[7] The wild garlic plants, Allium tricoccum, were described by LaSalle's comrade, naturalist-diarist Henri Joutel, in his journal of LaSalle's last expedition.[8][9]
  • While I do believe that the genocides throughout history are the most horrible events, this is perhaps the most horrifying thing that I have ever read: Unit 731.
  • It's too bad that a robot cannot perceive the difference between objectivity and subjectivity, otherwise Wikipedia wouldn't need much work.

My personal list of the greatest basketball players of all time

Active NBA player
Personally saw him play
Rank Player Position
1 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan SG
2 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar C
3 Russell, BillBill Russell C
4 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain C
5 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson PG
6 Bird, LarryLarry Bird SF
7 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C
8 Duncan, TimTim Duncan PF
9 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant SG
10 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson PG
11 West, JerryJerry West SG
12 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon C
13 Erving, Julius "Dr. J"Julius "Dr. J" Erving SF
14 Malone, MosesMoses Malone C
15 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett PF
16 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton PG
17 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley PF
18 Malone, KarlKarl Malone PF
19 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek SF
20 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson C
21 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor SF
22 Cousy, BobBob Cousy PG
23 Barry, RickRick Barry SF
24 Pettit, BobBob Pettit PF
25 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan C
26 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas PG
27 Frazier, Walt "Clyde"Walt "Clyde" Frazier PG
28 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd PG
29 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson SG
30 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler SG
31 Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes C
32 James, LeBronLeBron James SF
33 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing C
34 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen SF
35 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki PF
36 Thurmond, NateNate Thurmond C
37 Reed, WillisWillis Reed C
38 Payton, GaryGary Payton PG
39 McAdoo, BobBob McAdoo SF
40 Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin SG
41 Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes C
42 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas PF
43 Unseld, WesWes Unseld PF
44 Cowens, DaveDave Cowens C
45 Maravich, PetePete Maravich SG
46 Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins SF
47 Monroe, EarlEarl Monroe SG
48 Allen, RayRay Allen SG
49 Nash, SteveSteve Nash PG
50 McHale, KevinKevin McHale PF

My personal list of players who deserve to be in the Basketball Hall of Fame (and are not)

Active NBA player
Retired, but not yet eligible (five years after retirement)
Player Position
Miller, ReggieReggie Miller SG
Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning C
Mutombo, DikembeDikembe Mutombo C
O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C
Payton, GaryGary Payton PG
Webber, ChrisChris Webber PF
Allen, RayRay Allen SG
Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups PG
Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant SG
Carter, VinceVince Carter SG
Duncan, TimTim Duncan PF
Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett PF
Hill, GrantGrant Hill SF
Howard, DwightDwight Howard C
Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson SG
James, LeBronLeBron James SF
Kidd, JasonJason Kidd PG
McGrady, TracyTracy McGrady SG
Nash, SteveSteve Nash PG
Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki PF
Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce SF
Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade SG
Wallace, BenBen Wallace C

My personal list of the greatest defenders of all time

Active NBA player
Enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Team Player Position
1st Payton, GaryGary Payton PG
1st Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan SG
1st Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen SF
1st Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman PF
1st Russell, BillBill Russell C
2nd Frazier, Walt "Clyde"Walt "Clyde" Frazier PG
2nd West, JerryJerry West SG
2nd Cooper, MichaelMichael Cooper SF
2nd Jones, BobbyBobby Jones PF
2nd Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon C
3rd Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson PG
3rd Dumars, JoeJoe Dumars SG
3rd DeBusschere, DaveDave DeBusschere SF
3rd Duncan, TimTim Duncan PF
3rd Wallace, BenBen Wallace C

Some of the pages that I've created or had a helping hand in...

Other

Sport

Music

Artists
Albums/Soundtracks
Songs

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Lists and articles
Nazi party members
SS

Camp (SS-TV)

SS-Einsatzgruppen

Other SS

Major Contributions

Other stuff

A is for Allitt
Beverley Allitt
She worked as a nurse
Beverley Gail Allitt
B is for Bundy
Ted Bundy
I could have gone with Elizabeth Báthory
But instead I went with Bundy
He liked to go for long rides in his car
Theodore Robert Bundy
C is for Corll
Dean Corll
He liked candy
I wouldn't quarrel with Corll
Dean Arnold Corll
Ch is for Chikatilo
Andrei Chikatilo
He liked to go to the Botanical Gardens
Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo
D is for Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer
worked in a chocolate factory
He liked people
He was a "people" person
He kept his fridge well stocked, but not with chocolate
He claimed that he found God before he died
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
F is for Fish
Albert Fish
Fish was not Fish's favorite dish
Hamilton Howard Fish
G is for Gacy
John Wayne Gacy
He was a clown
He was a busy man (who else could keep up such a pace)
who still made plans to build a second floor to his house
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

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References

  1. ^ Paterson, Ian (2003), A Dictionary of Colour: A Lexicon of the Language of Colour (1st paperback ed.), London: Thorogood (published 2004), p. 280, ISBN 1854183753, OCLC 60411025 
  2. ^ Maerz, Aloys John; Morris Rea Paul (1930), A Dictionary of Color, New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 200 
  3. ^ For a historical account of interest, see the section entitled "Origin of the word Chicago" in Andreas, Alfred Theodore, History of Chicago, A.T. Andreas, Chicago (1884) pp 37–38.
  4. ^ Swenson, John F. (Winter 1991). "Chicagoua/Chicago: The origin, meaning, and etymology of a place name". Illinois Historical Journal 84 (4): 235–248. ISSN 0748-8149. OCLC 25174749. 
  5. ^ McCafferty, Michael (21 December 2001). ""Chicago" Etymology". The LINGUIST List. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  6. ^ McCafferty, Michael (Summer 2003). "A Fresh Look at the Place Name Chicago". Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (Illinois State Historical Society) 96 (2). ISSN 1522-1067. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  7. ^ Quaife, Milton M. Checagou, (Chicago:University of Chicago Press., 1933).
  8. ^ Swenson, John F. (Winter 1991). "Chicago: Meaning of the Name and Location of Pre-1800 European Settlements". Early Chicago. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  9. ^ Zeldes, Leah A. (2010-04-05). "Ramping up: Chicago by any other name would smell as sweet". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-22.