• What's the meaning of life?

    232 answers · Philosophy · 5 days ago
  • What was Africa's economy like before imperialism?

    Best answer: Where? Africa is a Continent. Egypt, is in Africa, and has had a thriving Economy, which was once the most advanced in the world, it has since staggered along, and Britain and France never really colonised it, although Britain had it as a Protectorate until Gamal Nasser kicked us out, and since then the Economy... show more
    Best answer: Where?

    Africa is a Continent.

    Egypt, is in Africa, and has had a thriving Economy, which was once the most advanced in the world, it has since staggered along, and Britain and France never really colonised it, although Britain had it as a Protectorate until Gamal Nasser kicked us out, and since then the Economy has been patchy at best?

    North Africa above the Sahara was at its most prosperous under the Roman Empire, however it must be noted the weather was slightly wetter so they could grow more crops.

    Sub Saharan Africa (which I suspect is the bit your thinking about) was Palaeolithic (old stone age) to Iron Age, before Europe started trading with West Africa.

    Palaeolithic, Old Stone age, means no farming, and only basic stone tools, so not even subsistence level living, they were hunter gatherers, and in some areas in the centre, there were certainly no Countries nor even, tribal boundaries.

    Near the coast of West Africa, there were 'Kingdoms' that were Iron Age, Benin is one such, they were the most advanced, but a note of caution. Geography plays a large part here.

    Europe, Asia developed because States rubbed up against each other, Trade was conducted via the sea ways or road networks, Africa below the Sahara had no such means, the Geography was against it.

    This means you had ~States~ such as Great Zimbabwe rise and fall, but with no competitor States close by with which to exchange ideas, or conquer and gain further knowledge, so they didn't advance the way States in Europe or Asia did. Also Farming hadn't developed. In Europe and the Middle East, there was Barley and wheat, in Asia Rice, these were staple crops with a high calorie yield per Acre, so a high population could be supported, Wheat, Barley, Rice were unknown in Africa.

    So to answer in a nutshell, there was no modern Economy, hence why the blacks traded Slaves.

    Europe introduced, modern farming, and hence a modern Economy to Africa, also we brought the written word, there is no History of Africa as such, because History relies upon the written word.

    The Economy as such was based solely on Slavery, and subsistence level farming at best and hunter gathering for the majority, which means a slight change in the weather one year to next, and you starve to death, a long slow agonising way to die?
    14 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Can we live without the baseless concept that is free will? Without it we have no drama, because no-one is a victim or villain or rescuer?

    I'm sure many of you will protest against the premise that free will is baseless, so I will respond to those of you who do
    I'm sure many of you will protest against the premise that free will is baseless, so I will respond to those of you who do
    26 answers · Philosophy · 2 days ago
  • How can two characters meet?

    I'm writing a story and these two girls are supposed to meet and become really good friends but I just can't come up with a good and interesting way for them to meet. They live on a boarding school, school just started and they're 17. Help please?
    I'm writing a story and these two girls are supposed to meet and become really good friends but I just can't come up with a good and interesting way for them to meet. They live on a boarding school, school just started and they're 17. Help please?
    25 answers · Books & Authors · 3 days ago
  • The moon was a misty shadow?

    5 answers · Poetry · 14 hours ago
  • Were the Moors evil?

    Best answer: Did you answer your own question? I'd agree though, its unfortunate the Spanish had a lot of infighting and division at the time, moors wouldn't of stood a chance if the Spaniards didn't make it easy for them.
    Best answer: Did you answer your own question? I'd agree though, its unfortunate the Spanish had a lot of infighting and division at the time, moors wouldn't of stood a chance if the Spaniards didn't make it easy for them.
    8 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • I want to write a novel about an illicit relationship between a teacher and student - is this too inappropriate to ever be released?

    I've had a story idea - the plot of which revolves around an illicit relationship between a teacher and a student. The student is in their first year of sixth form so is 'legal' in that sense, but obviously the whole thing is highly unlawful regardless. I have some ideas that I think could really work... show more
    I've had a story idea - the plot of which revolves around an illicit relationship between a teacher and a student. The student is in their first year of sixth form so is 'legal' in that sense, but obviously the whole thing is highly unlawful regardless. I have some ideas that I think could really work and those ideas aren't necessarily all sexual - I don't want it deemed to be just an 'erotic novel' as it will speak more on a psychological behalf of the teen who wants adult attention. However, although I don't want it to be maxed out on sex, I still fear that its concept is too taboo to be considered for release and to garner a strong audience. What do you think?
    37 answers · Books & Authors · 3 days ago
  • What would a good story name?

    I'm trying to right a story about a humble boy and a wild girl. It's in both of their perspectives!
    I'm trying to right a story about a humble boy and a wild girl. It's in both of their perspectives!
    7 answers · Books & Authors · 1 day ago
  • What does it feel like to stab someone through the heart with a sword?

    I'm writing a fantasy book and I wanted to go into very graphic detail about character A I'm writing and how it feels for him, holding the hilt of his sword as it passes through character B's sternum, heart, and spine. I think it might feel similar to holding a knife and cutting meat. Thanks for your help! show more
    I'm writing a fantasy book and I wanted to go into very graphic detail about character A I'm writing and how it feels for him, holding the hilt of his sword as it passes through character B's sternum, heart, and spine. I think it might feel similar to holding a knife and cutting meat. Thanks for your help!
    4 answers · Books & Authors · 17 hours ago
  • I want make nude my photo?

    14 answers · Photography · 19 hours ago
  • Does weed help with creativity?

    Best answer: Smoking weed doesn't make anyone more creative, what it does is make people content with being bored. It doesn't provide anyone with an opportunity to think differently or to see things in new ways. It just makes that person feel as though he or she can do that because of the detachment from the plain,... show more
    Best answer: Smoking weed doesn't make anyone more creative, what it does is make people content with being bored. It doesn't provide anyone with an opportunity to think differently or to see things in new ways. It just makes that person feel as though he or she can do that because of the detachment from the plain, obvious world surrounding them. That's why people who smoke a lot of weed think that the most pedestrian, mundane things are interesting. They want to believe that they are able to see things that people who aren't stoned can't see. But the truth is that there's nothing there when you're stoned that isn't there when you're not stoned, and vice versa. I've heard every argument under the sun from "I think it helps me focus", to "it relaxes your mind affording you the freedom to work out solutions to problems", to "it unlocks different levels of thinking that are inaccessible without the use of drugs." Let me tell you, it's all balderdash. It's something that people who get stoned all the time throw around because of their inherent guilt about being stoned all the time. They desperately need to attach some sort of meaning or purpose to doing it even though there really isn't any. People take drugs to change. If they didn't make us change, why would we bother with them? And people who smoke weed all the time don't like who they are. They think that they're uninteresting and incapable of accomplishing anything worthwhile, and the great dichotomy that exists in the mind of each and every one of them is this: "Which will win out - the burning desire that I have to actually achieve something with my life despite the fact that deep down I know I'm not particularly talented at anything OR the fact that I can very easily content myself with the fact that doing nothing with my life is perfectly acceptable to me because weed helps me pretend that I'm not actually wasting time, I can fool myself into believing that telly and Pop-Tarts is but a small part of my 'mental journey' toward some elusive vision of this eventual success that I like to pretend exists for me just beyond the horizon?" Many wonderful things came into existence without the aid of weed. That's the only answer to your question.
    15 answers · Books & Authors · 1 day ago
  • Do most people of European descent have Roman ancestry?

    Since the Roman empire was the closest Europe ever came to being one big country.
    Since the Roman empire was the closest Europe ever came to being one big country.
    13 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Was the Vietnam War morally unjustifiable?

    Best answer: I believe it was.

    The purpose of the Vietnam War was to stop communism from spreading in Vietnam. There wasn't any threat to America.
    Best answer: I believe it was.

    The purpose of the Vietnam War was to stop communism from spreading in Vietnam. There wasn't any threat to America.
    23 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • What happens after we die? Nothingness?

    Since we can lose out memories while alive from number of unfortunate reasons, I can;t really see how can you reason seeing people family members or even yourself as the way you visualise yourself...ITs all due to our physical and biological capability.... Our very life is most if not all because of... show more
    Since we can lose out memories while alive from number of unfortunate reasons, I can;t really see how can you reason seeing people family members or even yourself as the way you visualise yourself...ITs all due to our physical and biological capability.... Our very life is most if not all because of conditioning.....What happens to us when our body is no longer functioning and decaying or turned into ashes....Do we just no longer exist??
    30 answers · Philosophy · 3 days ago