Essay talk:Kasparov's Mathematics of the Past

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His theories aren't even half-baked. He never even put them in the oven and he's using the raw dough. --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 19:10, 20 February 2008 (EST)

Roman roads etc.[edit]

Kasparov apparently ignores, that we have well-documented knowledge on how the Roman roads were maintained, which was done not only by slaves, but also as a peacetime activity of the legions. ScepticWombat (talk) 09:44, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Kasparov's demographics bullshit based on a constant rate of population increase matches similar crankery by YECs who claim that an old Earth would have been beyond overpopulated and "calculate backwards" to reach a conclusion of a certain increase in population rate that just happen to yield an Earth that's around 6000 years old. For instance, ICR has an article using these arguments by none other than Henry M. Morris. ScepticWombat (talk) 15:10, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Oh, and Joseph DavidovitsWikipedia is a classic example of a pseudoarchaeology/pseudohistory promoter, who (surprise, surprise) is an engineer. ScepticWombat (talk) 15:34, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

According to the French Wikipedia, Davidovits have a PhD in macromolecular chemistry. How exactly he is just an engineer and not a scientist? — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

Out for the count[edit]

If suitably trained in its use people can calculate #very# fast on an abacus.

Iron was available in 'the ancient world' - [1] seems reputable, and there would also have been some access to meteoritic iron etc.

No mention is made of 'the world outside Europe' - or what history will be shoe-horned in to the gap.

Stating that the Roman Empire existed in 1000 AD is technically correct - its capital was Byzantium, with other centres of learning in the Middle East and elsewhere. Anna Livia (talk) 19:59, 20 November 2021 (UTC)