“If you step outside on a warm clear night and look up, what do you see? Imagine answering that question 400 years ago. What did people see then, gazing at the stars? It is remarkable that in seeing the same thing we see today, they nevertheless saw a different universe with a completely different set of meanings both in itself and for their own personal lives. This marks a highly significant fact: that at the beginning of the seventeenth century the mind – the mentality, the world-view – of our best-educated and most thoughtful forbears was still fundamentally continuous with that of their own antique and medieval predecessors; but by the end of that century it had become modern. This striking fact means that the seventeenth century is a very special period in human history”
– A C Grayling
Well we are starting the year with a special guest post from a twitter ‘chum’ as Cropesy would say and a must follow my friends of twitter!
I have watched his masterful interactions for sometime in the twitterverse and it is with real pleasure I get to share his thoughts with you all.
So without further fanfare please enjoy the words of @lordcropes. Continue reading
I recently spent a day on Twitter with a couple of theists who held the frighteningly common belief that humankind has not evolved from apes and we are now as we have always been from day six! Now I know what you’re all thinking… it would have been easy to shoot them down.
I now feel I was completely clueless into the truth behind this cult. Having studied various cults for a previous blog I had found this one pretty harmless.
How wrong I was!!!! Continue reading
Not surprisingly, the evidence they have is usually “I’ve got this book”, or “historians admit the Bible is real, they know Jesus existed”. Continue reading