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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckethead View Post
    Gaugemala was the famous flanking maneuver, yes? I dont recall.
    Issus was where Alexander's flank action proved decisive. At Gaugamela, confusion on Alexander's flank permitted Darius's escape.

    Flanks are often where the fun is.
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    While Galileo was coming up with his idea to test falling bodies of different weights. To witness one of the first controlled experiments and how he came up with the idea.
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    While Galileo was coming up with his idea to test falling bodies of different weights. To witness one of the first controlled experiments and how he came up with the idea.
    Yes! That would have been fantastic to witness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Issus was where Alexander's flank action proved decisive. At Gaugamela, confusion on Alexander's flank permitted Darius's escape.

    Flanks are often where the fun is. ;)
    Thanks for reminding me Fritz! Then my answer is Issus. And regarding flanks, your comment on that is words to live by. I got it.

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    Apollo 11. Also, George Lucas' pitch sessions to skeptical studio execs about the original Star Wars. Most of them thought he was bananas.
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    Default Re: Fly on the wall question

    Personally, I would like to have stood next to William Herschel during one of his sweeps of the sky. Conversing with him, and listening as he called up the details of an observation to Caroline sitting at an open window ready to transcribe them by candlelight.
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    I have many more fly on the wall moments I would like to have witnessed, since seeing the Universe's creation is impossible...

    1) Anything Mozart created
    2) Anything The Doors created
    3) Anything DaVinci did
    4) Anything Jesus said and did

    Also, the creation of the Constitution of the United States in 1787.

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    Oh yeah, and anything the Beatles created or threw away into the circular.
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    Default Re: Fly on the wall question

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckethead View Post
    I have many more fly on the wall moments I would like to have witnessed, since seeing the Universe's creation is impossible...

    1) Anything Mozart created
    2) Anything The Doors created
    3) Anything DaVinci did
    Yes!

    4) Anything Jesus said and did
    I'm not a Jesus person so I'd prefer Socrates except I think he kept pretty rowdy company. So David Hume would be a safer choice......
    It might be highly amusing to see the compilation of the Hebrew Bible though, if access to the previous texts were possible.

    Also, the creation of the Constitution of the United States in 1787.
    We know from James Madison's clearly expressed regrets about all that that it was a morally compromised mess..... So I think I'll pass. My curiosity was satisfied by this book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_De...onstitution%3F

    which presents the sobering fact that in every instance except one constitutions modeled after ours have ended in a military dictatorship. I think that one exception is moving toward proving the rule!
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    I would have liked to have witnessed Shakespeare's intialization of the writing of any of the soliloquies from 'Hamlet'. What the heck, big guy?

    Or

    Been around when Patrick O'Brien started working on "Master and Commander"..(...and ask him a couple of questions about S. Maturin- I heard somewhere that this character is meant to be a reflection of himself).

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    When Iain M. Banks conceived the idea for "Excession".

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    Been in the front of the canoe when de Champlain explored the area around what is now Quebec City, the Great Lakes and especially Georgian Bay.
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