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  • H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate on whether science is humanity’s best hope (tr)

    12/22/2017 9:24:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 12-21-17 | Richard Gunderman
    H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate on whether science is humanity’s best hope continues today. CONTRIBUTOR: Richard Gunderman In the midst of contemporary science’s stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human embryo’s genes, the location of an eighth continent under the ocean and the ability to reuse a spacecraft’s rocket boosters – it’s easy to forget that there’s an ongoing debate over science’s capacity to save humankind. Seventy-five years ago, two of the best-known literary figures of the 20th century, H.G. Wells and George Orwell, carried on a lively exchange over...
  • Talking to Joseph Stalin

    02/24/2016 9:38:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/16 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    Reconstruction of the human brain which obviously lacks many things needed for a perfect social order H.G. Wells, the prolific British sci-fi writer, who self-described to be a socialist left of Stalin, interviewed the infamous Soviet dictator for three hours on July 23, 1934. The interview was recorded by Constantine Oumansky, the chief of the Press Bureau of the Commissariat of Foreign Affairs. The scope of the interview, after he spoke at length with President Roosevelt, was to find out what Stalin was “doing to change the world.” Wells told Stalin that he tried to look at the world through...
  • WAR OF THE WORLDS JEFF WAYNE`S MUSICAL VERSION OF THIS SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC FROM 1978.

    02/01/2016 7:09:35 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6 September 1978 | Jeff Wayne
    WAR OF THE WORLDS JEFF WAYNE`S MUSICAL VERSION OF THIS SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC FROM 1978.
  • Terrifying 1906 Illustrations of H. G. Wells’ ‘The War of the Worlds’

    05/14/2015 12:00:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Flavorwire ^ | April 26, 2015 | Alison Nastasi
    Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corręa’s career was cut short when he died at only 34 years old. But the illustrator left behind a small science-fiction legacy thanks to his 1906 artworks detailing the Martian invasion of London in H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds. Wells’ tale preyed upon turn-of-the-century fears about the apocalypse and other Victorian superstitions (and social prejudices) about the unknown. Corręa’s fantastical, murky style is fitting of Wells’ dark themes. The Martian fighting machines resemble frightening legions of massive spiders. There were only 500 copies of the Belgian edition of Wells’ story with Corręa’s...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "First Men In The Moon"(1964)

    06/22/2014 11:12:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    56.com ^ | 1964 | H.G. Wells
  • Obama's polls fall as middle class gets his number

    01/22/2014 7:18:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-21-14 | Noemie Emery
    Are you dazed and confused by Barack Obama, the nominal Democrat, whose conduct as president since 2009 has seen him sink from nearly 70 percent to 40 percent or less in the national polling, from which he has seemed to learn nothing, but still marches on? Fear not, the doctor is in: Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute, whose latest book, The Revolt Against The Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class, explains all you wanted to know about Obama, and much else. It explains why he never became the new Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Lyndon...
  • Dependency, Civilization and Survival Revisited

    10/20/2013 10:53:18 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 20, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Which are the Eloi and which is the Morlock? I'm from the Government and want to help eat you.While re-reading H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, I remembered this post from September of last year (written before the Democrat national convention) and it seemed worth posting again. I had concluded that post with this observation: We are sliding down a still tolerably comfortable slippery slope but its steepness and slipperiness are increasing. I hope that, before our still comfortable slide is halted by rocks and then by boulders at the bottom we may see them, turn aside and clamber back to the safety...
  • Dependency, Civilization and Survival

    09/04/2012 10:38:14 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 4, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Some dependence is necessary; too much can lead to the deaths of freedom and civilization. In our civilization, society provides many public resources unlikely to be provided by individuals except through taxation. Some public roads have been built by private individuals or groups of individuals without government financing; few have. There are both private and public schools and hospitals, although many private schools and hospitals are assisted financially by governmental entities which tax their citizens for the necessary funds. However, excessive dependency has unfortunate consequences particularly, but not only, for humans who desire to be free. It also has unfortunate...
  • Gothic Monsters- The Litany of Fear in H.G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau

    09/14/2012 11:00:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 13, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    H.G. Wells may be known as one of the first writers of science fiction but his novel The Island of Doctor Moreau is one of the first modern horror stories and hits upon four of the greatest fears of the Victorian age. His work does this in such a subtle and inventive way that we may need to reevaluate Wells and name him one of the modern fathers of horror fiction as well. The four fears that Wells so intricately weaves into his story are the fear of science, the fear of internal corruption, the fear of reverse colonization, and...
  • The Open Conspiracy (1933) (theory: origin of Soros' Open Society?)

    06/24/2011 9:30:03 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Panarchy ^ | 1933 | H. G. Well
    H. G. Wells launched the idea of an Open Conspiracy in a booklet in 1928...(and 1933). The vision that emerges from this selection is that of a conspiracy of cosmopolitan individuals for the organization of a world community that leaves behind the heavy burden of nationalism and militarism. This view is sometimes associated with a slightly different one of a world state run by a world directorate for the advancement and the well-being of humanity. (snip) What mankind has to do The fundamental organization of contemporary states is plainly still military, and thus is exactly what a world organization cannot...
  • 'Tomorrow's Children' (1934)

    01/30/2011 7:51:41 PM PST · by bronxville · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2010 | youtube
    'Tomorrow's Children' (1934) which was called 'The Unborn' in the UK This was a very controversial film in its day. It was made during the height of the eugenics movement and considered subversive at the time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSqUnqoHRFs Part I of 6
  • The Barbaric Vision of 'Progressive' Heroes

    02/05/2011 8:58:41 PM PST · by bronxville · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/26/2011 | Michael Coren
    TORONTO, ON (The Interim) - There is nothing right or left-wing about pro-life, but pro-lifers are repeatedly and ridiculously condemned and dismissed as being on the right. Life, however, is more important than political labels.
  • The Godfather of American Liberalism

    07/21/2009 7:45:44 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies · 632+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Fred Siegel
    Modern American liberalism, as it emerged in the 1920s, was animated by a revolt against the masses. Liberal thinkers accused the great unwashed of smothering creative individuals in a blanket of materialist, spiritually empty cultural conformity. The liberal project was, so to speak, to refound America by replacing its business civilization—a “dictatorship of the middle class,” as Vernon Parrington put it—with a new, more highly evolved leadership. But along with the ideal of the spontaneous, creative individual, liberals also embraced government economic planning, which depended on making people more predictable. The tension between the two aspirations was resolved, rhetorically at...
  • The Godfather of American Liberalism [HG Wells]

    05/26/2009 9:11:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 999+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Fred Siegel
    H. G. Wells: novelist, historian, authoritarian, anticapitalist, eugenicist, and advisor to presidents __ Modern American liberalism, as it emerged in the 1920s, was animated by a revolt against the masses. Liberal thinkers accused the great unwashed of smothering creative individuals in a blanket of materialist, spiritually empty cultural conformity. The liberal project was, so to speak, to refound America by replacing its business civilization—a “dictatorship of the middle class,” as Vernon Parrington put it—with a new, more highly evolved leadership. But along with the ideal of the spontaneous, creative individual, liberals also embraced government economic planning, which depended on making...
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • The Ale-Drinker's Answer to Hegel: Chesterton's The Everlasting Man

    09/18/2008 10:47:41 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 4 replies · 158+ views
    insidecatholic.com ^ | 9/16/08 | John Zmirak
    The Ale-Drinker's Answer to Hegel: Chesterton's The Everlasting Man by John Zmirak 9/16/08 One of the books I'm teaching this semester is a title that, over the years, I've found indispensable for my sanity, such as it is: G. K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man. If you don't know the book, stop reading now. Click over and order your copy. Go ahead, I can wait . . . When your package arrives, settle into a comfy chair with a decent supply of monastic beer, because you're in for a wild ride. In this easy book of medium length, Chesterton tries the...
  • Human race will 'split into two different species' ( liberals and conservatives?)

    10/26/2007 7:32:47 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 57 replies · 35,011+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:18pm on 26th October 2007 | NIALL FIRTH
    The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist. 100,000 years into the future, sexual selection could mean that two distinct breeds of human will have developed. The alarming prediction comes from evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry from the London School of Economics, who says that the human race will have reached its physical peak by the year 3000. These humans will be between 6ft and 7ft tall and they will live up to 120 years. "Physical features will be driven...
  • Human race will 'split into two different species'

    10/25/2007 11:09:01 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 171 replies · 337+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/25/2007 | NIALL FIRTH
    Human race will 'split into two different species' The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist. 100,000 years into the future, sexual selection will mean that two distinct breeds of human will have developed. The alarming prediction comes from evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry from the London School of Economics, who says that the human race will have reached its physical peak by the year 3000. Go to the link in the header/excerpt for more, or the link in the...
  • Churchill's words were science fiction

    11/28/2006 7:57:20 PM PST · by fishhound · 13 replies · 776+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | Date: November 29 2006 | Steve Meacham
    NEVER in the field of human conflict was so much owed by one great orator to one great science fiction writer. That is the view of a Cambridge don who has discovered that Winston Churchill - a closet science fiction fan - borrowed some of his biggest ideas and most telling phrases from his favourite author, H. G. Wells. Dr Richard Toye, a history lecturer at Cambridge University, spotted remarkable similarities between Churchill's speeches and earlier works by Wells. In particular Toye found The Gathering Storm - the foreboding title of Churchill's famous account of the rise of Hitler -...
  • The Open Conspiracy Revealed

    10/20/2006 1:56:46 PM PDT · by inpajamas · 5 replies · 340+ views
    Skarbutts ^ | 10-20-2006 | R.A. Sprinkle
    Introduction[From the beginning I realized it too voluminous a work to record all the evidence contained in H.G. Wells’ book, The Open Conspiracy, which supported a thesis that today we are in latter stages of it. There is here, however, sufficient citation of evidence to that end. The objective of writing an expose’ on the Open Conspiracy is not as much a fascination with the past as it is a revelation of the now, and the immediate and not too distant future.] Never before in the history of the world has mankind possessed such great troves of knowledge, and although...