What You Can Learn From A Globe. Knowledge Is Power ‘The Boy Scientist’ 1925.


 

What You Can Learn From A Globe. Knowledge Is Power, ‘The Boy Scientist’ 1925.

The Power :  For Us  :  Personally 
 
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM A GLOBE
 
The earth and its peoples are mere pinpricks in space and time.
 
Take space :
In space there are millions of galaxies each made up of millions of stars (suns). In our galaxy there are thousands of millions of stars of which our sun is one, an average sort of star, in an average sort of galaxy. Think of the whole of North America and think of an apple, this is the correct relationship between our galaxy and the entire solar system (our little star and its nine planets). Planet Earth, is, but a pip in the apple.
 
Take time :
The universe (all the billions of galaxies) is about 15,000 million years old, our galaxy is about 10,000 million years old and planet earth is 4,500 million years old. The earth has been lifeless except for algae and bacteria, for most of its existence. There was no life on land, not even a plant, until the earth was 4,000 million years old, and no talking humans until 40,000 years ago. A split-second ago comparatively. For nearly nine tenths of this split-second, all humans lived in caves or mud huts. Only within the last one hundred years has Man known where he is and why he is. But, it takes hundreds of years for really important discoveries to sink into human consciousness and affect human behaviour. Even today, most people would rather believe, than know, and few people can explain to you the difference between a planet and a star, what makes a blade of grass grow or what happens when you strike a match. Try them!
 
Look at this globe :
If the sun was the size of this globe, the earth would be sixty feet away and as small as a pinhead.
 
Some travel times – at the speed of light: 186,000 miles per second.
 
Sun : 8 minutes.
 
Nearest star : 4 years.
 
Nearest galaxy : 2 million years.
 
 
 
Notes
You can see the nearest galaxy with the naked eye, but it would still take you 2 million years to get there travelling at the speed of light – (186,282.397 miles per second in a vacuum, source – Encarta) – if that were possible.
Some Quasars (quasi-stellar radio sources) are 13 thousand million light-years away that is nearly at the edge of the universe. These distant quasars may be colliding galaxies. The Andromeda Galaxy, our nearest neighbouring galaxy, which is in fact approaching us, may collide with our galaxy at about the time the sun dies.
 
WE ARE LIVING AT THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE AND NOT SURPRISINGLY, STILL FIGHTING OUR WAY THROUGH JUNGLES OF IGNORANCE, DOGMA, MYTH AND DANGEROUS SUPERSTITIONS. WE MAY BE NATURES UNIQUE EXPERIMENT, TO MAKE THE RATIONAL INTELLIGENCE PROVE ITSELF SOUNDER THAN THE REFLEX. KNOWLEDGE IS OUR DESTINY. Dr Bronowski, TV series, and books.
 
 
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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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