Sunday, October 31, 2010

Musings: The Holy Crusades vs The World Wars

First Crusade: 1100
Death due to the Crusades: 7 Million
World Population during the Crusades: 335 Million

Death Due to WWI: 16 Million
World Population during WWI: 1800 Million

Death Due to WWII: 64 Million
World Population during WWII: 2650 Million

Percentage population killed due to the Crusades: 2.09%
Percentage population killed due to WWI: 0.89%
Percentage population killed due to WWII: 2.56%

I'm not sure how I could add up the WWI and WWII figures, but if I did, I'm sure it would end up less than the Crusades. Then there's the fact that the Crusades took place in the Middle-East, while the World Wars covered almost the entire planet. And add to this the relative effectiveness of the weapons through the ages, we could... um, The rest is up to you.

PS: A series on Religion in the works

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Artwork: Kyōko Kamogawa

I've been working on this pic in bits n pieces. And finally, in the midst of the CTs, it's finally come together.

Hope this was worth the few marks off the Crypto test :D

PS: See link for the original sketch

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Is it just me?

Is it just me, or is life getting harder with every little advance in science and tech?