They Turned The World Around.


 
GREAT BRITAIN DAY  
British-ness
‘The True British Tradition’ 
 
(OUR) GREATEST & BIGGEST/LARGEST (intellectual) EXPORT
 
THE UNIFICATION OF THOUGHT
 
The Proper (scientific) Unification of Thought
 
The Modern Revelation
 
The Modern Enlightenment
 
The Proper (as in scientific) Structuralis(z)ed View of the World
 
Only Five Men!
 
“Charles Darwin, Sir Charles Lyell, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace, had evolved into the most creative and productive group in the wide area of Natural History in Great Britain. Without the others, Charles Darwin knew his life would have been narrow and restrictive. Minus, the life-giving fluids of friendship, constructive criticism, encouragement, and acceptance.
 
Everything they thought and projected came partly from each other’s brain. Their hailstorm of letters, articles, monographs, and books, travelling all over the world, affording insights, and knowledge; educated an entire generation.
 
Together they had “turned the world around”. Had changed the patterns of man’s thoughts about himself and the world he lived in, wiped out prejudice against those who were unorthodox in their religious beliefs, provided release from the rigid dogma of the Church, as well as escape from the power of the Clergy, Rabbi, or Imam. And not only the hierarchy’s interlocking control of the schools, press, government, but the mass of the of the people who did not have the right to determine their daily lives.
 
Now there was hope for intellectual independence, the individuals’ freedom from the shackles of dictatorial restraint. With man’s brain no longer encased in the iron chains of mythical belief, what wonders would he not accomplish? Becoming his own master, men would have freedom, which causes greatness”. Irving Stone ‘The Origin’ – compressed. BBC Radio 4 ‘Great Lives’ Mathew Paris – Alfred Russell Wallace. Listen on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/networks/radio4/audiolist.shtml Date 1/1/2008, “All our (mostly, ignorant and vain) peers can do for us is to remember him by a park bench”. Also, Sir Arthur John Evans son of Sir John Evans and the excavations at Knossos in Crete 1899, helped to establish the ‘Antiquity of Man’  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Arthur_Evans which we prefer to ignore; it makes us feel small and uneasy. Ref, Desmond Morris ‘The Naked Ape’ – Jacob Bronowski ‘The Long Childhood’ in the series ‘The Ascent of Man’. Barbara Ward – “The total lack of proportion in the whole exercise gives it a weird atmosphere of unreality, as though one had strayed into a science fiction narrative and landed on a planet, in which only fear and greed were institutionalised at a global level. A planet inhabited and ruled by anthropoids with only fossilised and vestigial intelligence, and a hideous preoccupation with death”. ‘The Home of Man’.
 
*The personal and private, spiritual, mind-bending Revelation! The “Theory of Evolution”, not now; some far off, and far away idea, but belongs to you; it is your VERY OWN past. This all was happening well before towns, cities, pyramids and civilisations. Also, a fact, no one can take this away from you, or explain what you are, where you came from any differently, or, by some imaginative, or, dogmatic dream. “REAL” or “REALITY”, however, much you may like it to be ‘something else’; a miracle in a world, that is, somehow made, ‘magical and made for you’, is no longer the option. ‘Knowing truth’ or ‘know the truth’. See, ‘Darwin Fish’ – ‘Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster’, ‘Pastafarianism’ – and believing in G… is like thinking the ‘teapot is orbiting Mars’. Evolutionary Theory is more wonderful and awe inspiring than anything else could possibly be! www.venganza.org For a more highbrow interpretation go to www.telegraph.co.uk In the beginning, there was the Flying Spaghetti Monster, article filed 11/09/2005. How about “The Virus of The Flying Spaghetti Monster”.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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