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About 300 years ago, like a smouldering kapok pillow, a massive revolution began its slow burn. A scientific revolution. A social political revolution led by great minds. Newton, Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, d’Alembert, Montesquieu. Hume. Robert Burns. Thomas Payne. The Age of Enlightenment surged on and rational, egalitarian thought swept everything from its path. Except religion, of course. You’ve got to give […]
Posted: 27 August, 2013 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, politics and government, Religion, values.
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David Hume, hero of the Enlightenment, father of skepticism, linchpin of democracy and human rights and freedoms, Happy 300th Birthday! Sir Roger has some understanding of how Hume felt when he said this: “Here am I who have written on all sorts of subjects calculated to excite hostility, moral, political, and religious, and yet […]
Posted: 7 May, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Life, Literature, mystery, Nature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
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