From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:25:40 +0100 Archived: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:18:21 -0400 Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect? >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:20:01 -0500 >Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect? >>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 15:49:01 +0100 >>Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect? <snip> >he was a man of his time. <snip> Ha! Sorry Jerry, your excuse for Darwin: being "a man of his time", doesn't hold up. For while the bigoted, sexist and racist Darwin was ranting: "Man is more courageous, pugnacious, and energetic than woman and has more inventive genius" and "Woman seems to differ from man in mental disposition... these faculties are characteristic of the lower races, and therefore of a past and lower state of civilization"; the logical scientist Wallace (who first told Darwin about `Natural Selection') was able to write: "The position of woman in the not too distant future will be far higher and more important than any which has been claimed for or by her in the past. While she will be conceded full political and social rights on an equality with man, she will be placed in a position of responsibility and power which will render her his superior". I think there's a `Darwin industry' today for much the same reason as there was a `Newton industry' in the 18th Cent. That is, for nationalistic motives, the English establishment wanted a science hero: and in both cases they chose the bigot and plagiarist with the _wrong_ idea, which happened to suit the establishment's predilections. Cheers Ray D BTW - there's some appreciations of the work of Wallace and Leibniz (who was bad-mouthed and plagiarized by Newton) at: www.perceptions.couk.com/uef/wallace.html www.perceptions.couk.com/uef/leibniz.html and some belated thanks to Kepler, Galileo, Hooke, and Leibniz at www.perceptions.couk.com/galileo-leibniz-hooke.txt Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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