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Indeed. The crusades were a counter-attack against the Muslims that took over Christian territory.
I started with Western Civilization I. I figured chronologically it starts first anyway so I might as well start with that. I began taking lessons in January as part of my New Years Resolution.
I came in knowing absolutely nothing. Made a lot of progress so far. Doing a video or 2 each day sounded easy enough in my mind but eventually I had to take an occasional break from all this new information. I’ve watched all these videos multiple times plus I’m taking Western Civilization with Tom Woods at Ron Paul Curriculum as well. Hearing it over and over helps to remember it.
History used to be my least favorite subject back in HS. When I found out I was libertarian (a few years ago) I started getting more into politics and I realized how important knowing history and economics were to fully understanding a lot of the things people are talking about.
I guess it’s just as well that we took an interest in these subjects later on and are learning them from trustworthy sources as opposed to believing what left-biased institutions would have us believe.
Yea, I don’t think a degree in liberal arts is something that is really in demand. I’m going back to grad school to get my masters in Accounting. I know there is good demand for that.
Of course I wasn’t there, the same goes for anyone alive today. I also wasn’t there when Alexander the Great conquered the Persian empire.
“I believe there is plenty of evidence that dinosaurs existed right along with man and it is even possible some of them are still alive today.”
I’m intrigued. What’s the evidence?
“but I think it is naïve of you to totally dismiss the possibility that the Earth may not be millions of years old and that the dinosaurs couldn’t have possibly existed with man.”
I didn’t mean to offend you. I was simply considering the theory you proposed. I just think this particular one doesn’t seem plausible. No need to say I’m naive.
We probably won’t agree since I personally don’t believe in god or everything the bible says. But I’m sure we can at least agree to disagree. Still I’m interested in what you have to say about it.
Anyway, I wanted ask you since you just joined: how are you liking the course so far? What lesson are you up to? How often do you watch a lesson?
Dinosaurs and man never existed together. Dinosaurs lived between 230 and 65 million years ago, This was many millions of years before the first humans existed.
But lets suppose dinosaurs and humans did co-exist during the Old Kingdom period, how would the Egyptians tame and train dinosaurs to help them build the pyramids?
Indeed. That’s the one. Thanks.
Esselbach. Yes, Tom Woods uses an online textbook for his Western Civilization course.
I highly recommend signing up for the Ron Paul Curriculum as well. He has 2 Western Civilization courses (both 180 videos. Western Civ 2 will be started this June). These are at the 10th and 11th grade level.
What I usually do is Watch Tom’s videos first which are at a high school level then I watch Jason’s college level videos on the corresponding subjects. Not only does this give you repetition to help you remember the material better but it’s interesting to see the different teaching approaches. Gary North also does a Western Literature course to go along with the Western Civilization course.
What is your name?
How do you describe yourself ideologically?
Libertarian. Call an ambulance.
How did you first hear about Tom Woods?
Through Peter Schiff.
And I first heard about Peter Schiff because he was one of the recommended channels listed on RockingMrE’s YouTube page. And I know RockingMrE because he’s one of my subscribers.
Facebook and Twitter profiles?
Other Fun facts about you?
I do voices and I can clap with one hand.
I also like this textbook as well.