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  •  Well not Rome but Roman Empire n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Not only can a small group of dedicated people change the world, its the only thing that ever has.

    by fToRrEeEsSt on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 07:21:17 PM PST

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    •  Yes, and in Europe at the time the Roman (0+ / 0-)

      Empire was the most powerful, just like the US today is the most powerful country. I.e., scientists didn't have a conference to decide which language was best at coining new words. English became the lingua franca, not because the English language is any better than any other, but because of the power of the ex-British Empire and the present US empire.

      Geez...

      •  The Roman Empire didn't even exist anymore.., (0+ / 0-)

        by the time it was used for science.

        You are starting to make me think you are mental unstable...

        Not only can a small group of dedicated people change the world, its the only thing that ever has.

        by fToRrEeEsSt on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 07:29:45 PM PST

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        •  Lol. Ok, so scientists at some point had (0+ / 0-)

          a conference to chose the best language in the word in which to discuss science and this world body selected English, just cause it happened to be so dandy for talking about science. Ok, if you wanna believe that, whatever.

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