20 History Questions They Refuse To Answer In School
Not a test on the ancient beginnings of human civilization but on the honesty of academics in the education system because the questions here, if posed to almost any university history factulty will be answered by lies and evasions. So how far back does human history stretch. Much further than you are ever likely to be told it seems.
The Island Of Hy Brasil: Another Atlantis Or Insula Mirabilis
The myth of Altantis, the lost island continent that was the birthplace of civilization has fascinated human curiosity since the earliest times. Though the first written mention of +Atlantis occurs in Plato's dialogue Critias in which the Greek +Philosopher to refers to his ancestor Solon, one of the Seven Sages of Athens recounting the story of a lost +civilization.
A Return To Hy Brasil, The Other Atlantis
Our Debt To Islam
Before dismissing Hy Brasil as the stuff of Fairy stories it is worth reminding ourselves that the Atlantic Ocean as we know it now is not as it was always known. Firstly Columbus was motivated not by the desire to advance scientific knowledge but by stories of a fabulously wealthy land across the ocean which he hoped to claim for Spain and thus get stinking rich. Another scientific fairy story told of Columbus is that ...
In the dark ages the light of wisdom was almost extinguished in Europe and North Africa by the religious fanaticism of Christians. Read how the scientific knowledge accumulated by ancient civilisations in India, the Middle East and around the Mediterranean Sea was kept alive in the Islamic world and retransmiited to Europe through the independence of Christian monastic orders.
Its amazing how many people can talk of a sense of deep calm, of oneness when looking at the ocean. Maybe it is the vastness, perhaps that water is so essential to all life and such a large part of us. Or again, maybe deep in the subconscious there dwells a realisation that the sea is the cradle of all life. But is the ocean instilling that sense of spiritual oneness or does it merely reflect our being?
A Short history of Contraception and Abortion: Part 1.
Cavewomen and Contraception: first in a four part series on the way removing women's right to control their bodies was a powerful tool in subjugating the gender. This opener deals with the earliest beginnings among the mother worshipping tribes and clans of the neolithic age.
A Short history of Contraception and Abortion: Part 2.
Bronze Age Birth Control: Part 2 of the four - parter moves on to the Bronze Age when great advances were made in technology and healing resulting in huge improvements in the quality of human life. As the seeds of civilisation were sown so began the dominance of the Patriarchal God and the male hierarchies that served him.
A Short history of Contraception and Abortion: Part 3.
Witchcraft, The Burning Issue: moving forward to the Christian era and the determination to stamp out anything the Church could not control. This led to the persecuaion of women who practiced herbalism and had the skills to use parts of plants and shrubs to prevent or terminate pregnancy.
A Short history of Contraception and Abortion: Part 4.
Medieval to Modern: The concluding part deals with the explosion of the birth rate after the Induistrial Revolution, the corresponding high infant mortality rate and the appalling incidence of deaths in childbirth. We relate the story of the brave women who stood up to church and state to win back womens' rights to control their bodies.