From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:18:54 +0100 Archived: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:58:24 -0400 Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect? >From: Vincent Boudreau <vincentboudreau.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:43:14 -0400 >Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect? <snip> >And about Darwin, Ray, didn't the guy's ideas evolve over the >years. Was he writing the same things at the beginning of his >life and towards the end? <snip> Hello Vincent From various readings and listenings (radio programmes) it seems that Darwin remained intolerant in later life, taking harsh action against any of his workmen with 'libertarian views'. Darwin, as a landed 'gentleman' was part of the local squirarchy. Simply firing workmen for their opinions doesn't sound too harsh to our present-day ears but then it could mean temporary or even permanent hunger for their families - the parish and the squire's land holdings were virtual prisons for working people then, and the landlords' 'bailiffs (thugs) did much dirty work at the parish boundaries, including beatings and murders, sometimes of whole families whose only crime was having a sick breadwinner or otherwise incapacitated family members. Just to save expense for the squire (and the church) the bailiffs would push a family over into the next parish or, if opposed by other bailiffs, just knock them on the head and bury them there. [Maybe read 'The Village Labourer 1760 - 1832' for details of much legal-slavery and abuse by landholders, corrupt magistrates and hanging judges. There's a copy at: http://www.archive.org/details/villagelabournew00hammuoft ] Apropos the above, a correlation was picked up by Jeremy Harte in 'Haunted Roads', where he records many 'Boundary Hauntings' and writes: "Boundaries are no longer common knowledge. I doubt if the bus driver who stopped on Wool Bridge to let the phantom coach go by, or the motorist who saw a white car skid off Dancing Hill (Sherbourne) and vanish knew that they were on the edge of medieval parishes." --Jeremy Harte, 'Haunted Roads', The Ley Hunter No. 121 1994. Just a thought. Cheers Ray D 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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