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No, but Johann Steiner did. As identified in the blog referenced in the question, Rudolf Steiner, the well-known polymath would only have been 14 in 1875, so is an unlikely author of the paper. Does this throw into question the very existence of the paper? Not necessarily - as also identified in the blog, there are many citations to the paper which don't ...


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Greene most likely saw this claim being made by Yasha Levine, a writer for the The eXile. He writes: During the 1968 protests of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, which drew about 10,000 protesters and was brutally crushed by the police, 1 out of 6 protesters was a federal undercover agent. That’s right, 1/6th of the total protesting population ...


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No, he did not. Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 (or 25) February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian, philosopher, social reformer, architect, esotericist and claimed clairvoyant. Rudolf Steiner was indeed born a bit late in 1861 for having authored a seminal paper in the history of medicine and even virology in 1875 at the age of 14. So, 'the doubting ...


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No, cats have been in Israel from at least 6000 BCE, and the land of Israel has had considerable connections with Egypt, where cats were worshiped. From Cats in Ancient Jewish Society by Joshua Schwartz from Bar Ilan University: [...] since some of the earliest cats found in Palestine may have ultimately come from Egypt[...] Cats were apparently found in ...


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Aviation began in Alaska in 1924. By the winter of 1924-25, there was a grand total of three aircraft in Alaska: two Standard-Js owned by Alaska Aerial Transportation Company, and a de Havilland DH-4B owned by Farthest North Aviation Company (sole pilot: Carl Ben Eielson). The Standard-J had the Hall-Scott A-7 water-cooled inline engine (notoriously ...


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The other answers have shown that cats have been in (now) Israel for thousands of years. The extended claim of British importing cats in the ~1930s to deal with a rat problem appears to be an urban legend: Local folklore has it that the British are to blame for Israel’s stray cat population, having brought cats in during the period of the Mandate in order ...


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The number cited is 270 million I found the relevant passage in book you cited, which reads: "“We will be studying the deaths of 270 million Kafirs over 1400 years in jihad. That’s 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus, 10 million Buddhists and 120 million Africans of varying religions.” I don't know how 270 million became 170 million. This itself ...


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I also found the document referred to in the answer from SIMEL, which led me to this – The William Davidson Talmud is a free digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud with parallel translations, interlinked to major commentaries, biblical citations, Midrash, Halakhah, and an ever-growing library of Jewish texts. An extract entitled Berakhot 6a contains this: ...


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