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  • Steven Spielberg's Amblin, Syfy Adapting Classic Novel 'Brave New World'

    05/06/2015 8:30:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 1, 2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    The Emmy-winning team behind Syfy's Taken is reuniting for another science fiction classic. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television is adapting Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World as a scripted series for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Brave New World — ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library — is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in "hatcheries." Those who won’t conform...
  • Huxley to Orwell: My Hellish Vision of the Future is Better Than Yours (1949)

    03/17/2015 3:54:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Open Culture ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jonathan Crow
    In 1949, George Orwell received a curious letter from his former high school French teacher. Orwell had just published his groundbreaking book Nineteen Eighty-Four, which received glowing reviews from just about every corner of the English-speaking world. His French teacher, as it happens, was none other than Aldous Huxley who taught at Eton for a spell before writing Brave New World (1931), the other great 20th century dystopian novel.
  • Lewis, Huxley were giants in intellectual world

    11/22/2013 6:19:56 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 5 replies
    HeraldNet ^ | 11/22/13 | Julie Muhlstein
    Today, 50 years after a notable death, a memorial stone will be placed in an edifice steeped in history.The building is not in our country, and the man being honored is not President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963.Two intellectual giants, C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley, also died that day. Their passings were overshadowed by the shocking news from Dallas -- just as Kennedy tributes are filling news pages and TV schedules all this month.At London's Westminster Abbey today, a memorial stone in Lewis' honor will be placed in the Poet's Corner of the Gothic church. Lewis...
  • Aldous Huxley - Speech at UC Berkeley, The Ultimate Revolution 1962

    06/15/2013 9:52:10 PM PDT · by sushiman · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/02/12
    Worth a listen when you have 88 free minutes . Fascinating ...
  • Obama's Amerika: 1984 or Brave New World???

    02/07/2013 9:56:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-7-2013 | MOTUS
    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” Aldous Huxley, Berkeley, March 20, 1962 Given the current debate over whether our world lists more towards...
  • 1980 BBC "Brave New World", the "king" Alpha male bears a strong resemblance to Obama,

    02/01/2013 11:06:49 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/1/13
    A long three hour 1980 BBC movie with cheesy production values, but at around the 4 minute 50 second mark we are introduced to the king Alpha male character, and the resemblance to Obama is uncanny, especially with the speech patterns.
  • Brave New World (is Here!)

    04/29/2012 9:16:09 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2012 | KYLE SMITH
    Brave New World (is Here!) If Orwell’s “1984” is a cautionary tale about what we in the capitalist West largely avoided, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” is largely about what we got — a consumerist, post-God happyland in which people readily stave off aging, jet away on exotic vacations and procreate via test tubes. They have access to “Feelies” similar to IMAX 3-D movies, no-strings-attached sex, anti-anxiety pills and abortion on demand. They also venerate a dead high-tech genius, saying “Ford help him” in honor of Henry Ford just as today we practically murmur “In Jobs We Trust.” In many...
  • Read Aldous Huxley’s review of 1984 he sent to George Orwell

    03/06/2012 11:42:56 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 85 replies
    IO9 ^ | Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 Latest Stories | Cyriaque Lamar
    Read Aldous Huxley’s review of 1984 he sent to George Orwell Several months after George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 was published in 1949, Aldous Huxley sent a letter to his former French pupil. The Brave New World author had received a copy of 1984 from the publisher at Orwell's behest, but his poor eyesight prevented him from finishing the book for several months. In his letter to Orwell, the fifty-year-old author compared the two books' screwed-up futures and saw the Orwellian Oceanic dystopia as a predecessor to his own World State. Wrote Huxley in October 1949: Agreeing with all that...
  • Brave New World (Vanity)

    03/02/2012 6:07:22 PM PST · by impimp · 1 replies
    2 March 2012 | impimp
    We are in a Brave New World just like the one Huxley depicted in his book. In the book, the government encourages sexual promiscuity and the use government-provided "soma" as a sexual aid. Now in the Democratic Party, birth control pills are a fundamental human right. Bonus points to whoever knows where number 26 comes from: 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy." "Recreational sex is an integral part of society. According to the World State, sex is a social activity, rather than a means of reproduction (sex is encouraged from early childhood). The few women...
  • 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.
  • Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf (1925) : Jared Loughner (2011) Connecting The Dots

    01/09/2011 4:22:32 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 14 replies
    EVOLUTION HANDBOOK ^ | April 2001 | Vance Ferrell, Various
    “It is of interest that, after engaging in spiritism, certain men in history have been seized with a deep hatred of God and have then been guided to devise evil teachings, that have destroyed large numbers of people, while others have engaged in warfare which have annihilated millions. In connection with this, we think of such known spiritists as *Sigmund Freud and *Adolf Hitler. It is not commonly known that *Charles Darwin, while a naturalist aboard the Beagle, was initiated into witchcraft in South America by nationals. During horseback travels into the interior, he took part in their ceremonies and,...
  • Kennedy,Huxley,Lewis...Nov 22,1963

    11/22/2010 12:54:20 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 13 replies
    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her wordsÂ… (Proverbs 1:20-21)I believe that God speaks to us in current events and in the workings of history , that is if we have ears to hear. The challenge is to try to interpret just what it is that God is saying in the twists and turns of daily events. Because of the assassination of President Kennedy, November 22, 1963 is a day in history that has gone down as one...
  • Hegel's Dialectic: Erasing Christianity through the Psycho-Political 'Consensus Process'

    03/29/2010 9:52:13 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 9 replies · 656+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 16 March 2010 | Linda Kimball
    Julian Huxley, the head of UNESCO in 1947, wrote a book titled, “UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy.” His book was a blueprint for a New World Order that called for a single 'new' spirituality---a mixture of Buddhist materialist-pantheism, Liberalized 'pantheistic' Christianity, Gnosticism, and other occult traditions--- one language, and one way of thinking. He believed a global order could be brought about through the universal implementation of Hegel’s Dialectic process. Huxley observed, “The task before UNESCO…is to help the emergence of a single world culture with its own philosophy and background of ideas and with its own broad purpose.”...
  • Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley (ironically, he had no patience for Christian evolutionists)

    11/04/2009 8:25:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 88 replies · 2,784+ views
    CMI ^ | November 4, 2009 | Russell Grigg
    Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley --snip-- Huxley, although an unbeliever, was thoroughly familiar with the gospel, and had little time for Christians who compromised their position by supporting the anti-biblical belief of evolutionary naturalism. He wrote: ...
  • Darwinists Tie Themselves Into Knots Denying the Obvious

    03/15/2009 6:23:02 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 158 replies · 3,114+ views
    UD ^ | March 15, 2009 | Barry Arrington
    15 March 2009Darwinists Tie Themselves Into Knots Denying the Obvious Some Darwinists will say anything to try to draw attention away from the obvious. The point of my “Scientific Certitude” post was to show that evolutionary theory has been used to support racist views. Darwin was a firmly committed racist, and he was not shy about expressing his racist views: “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked,...
  • I just figured out who Barack Obama is (vanity but scary)

    11/14/2008 5:06:59 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 65 replies · 3,543+ views
    vanity | 11/12/2008 | Paul Strater
    I was typing a message just moments ago in a political discussion group I belong to. I was responding to how Mr. Obama's "all 57 states" is excused by liberals as being "purely a casual slip of the tongue" but yet Dan Quayle was portrayed as dumber than a box of hammers for his "casual slips of the tongue". I suggested that perhaps Obama is just so much more intelligent than the rest of us mere mortals and thinks on such a different plane that we as unenlightened conservatives can't possibly comprehend his brilliance. Then something hit me like a...
  • Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley (Huxley had nothing but contempt for Christian compromisers)

    10/14/2008 9:14:11 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies · 865+ views
    CMI ^ | October 14, 2008 | Russell Grigg
    Darwin called him, ‘My good and kind agent for the propagation of the Gospel—i.e. the devil’s gospel.’2 ‘Out of his provocations came … the West’s new faith—agnosticism (he coined the word).’3 Huxley, although an unbeliever, was thoroughly familiar with the gospel, and had little time for Christians who compromised their position by supporting the anti-biblical belief of evolutionary naturalism. He wrote: ‘I am fairly at a loss to comprehend how any one, for a moment, can doubt that Christian theology must stand or fall with the historical trustworthiness of the Jewish Scriptures. The very conception of the Messiah, or Christ,...
  • Brave New World for Hollywood as Aldous Huxley feud ends

    03/22/2008 10:46:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 41 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Times ^ | 3/23/2008 | John Harlow
    When Leonardo DiCaprio was a young boy, he used to play hide-and-seek in the overgrown gardens of a Hollywood Hills mansion owned by the family of the visionary British author Aldous Huxley. Now, 30 years later, the star of Titanic and The Aviator is paying back the hospitality by putting his Hollywood muscle behind the first big-screen production of Brave New World, Huxley’s most enduring novel. The Universal Studios movie, which Sir Ridley Scott wants to direct, has become possible only because years of wrangling over the terms of Huxley’s will have finally been settled, his granddaughter Tessa confirmed last...
  • 'Black people are less intelligent than whites', claims DNA pioneer (James Watson)

    10/17/2007 1:36:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 459 replies · 3,325+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/07
    'Black people are less intelligent than whites', claims DNA pioneer One of the world's most eminent scientists is at the centre of a row after claiming black people are less intelligent than whites. James Watson, who won the Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, has drawn condemnation for comments made ahead of his arrival in Britain tomorrow for a speaking tour. Dr Watson, who now runs one of America's leading scientific research institutions, made the controversial remarks in an interview in The Sunday Times. The 79-year-old geneticist said he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect...
  • Nobel Scientist Condemned For 'Racist' Claims

    10/17/2007 10:20:53 AM PDT · by blam · 186 replies · 463+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-17-2007 | Stephen Adams
    Nobel scientist condemned for 'racist' claims By Stephen Adams Last Updated: 2:48pm BST 17/10/2007 Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr James Watson has been heavily criticised for making “racist” comments after he said Africans were not as intelligent as Europeans. Dr Watson is no stranger to controversy Dr Watson, who helped unravel the structure of DNA with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, was roundly condemned for saying he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not...
  • Spectator to genocide: U.S. Marine captain in Darfur ends up mapping crimes in progress

    03/29/2005 4:37:15 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 1,001+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/2/05 | Priya Abraham
    Brian Steidle's only weapons against mass killing were his pen, paper, and camera. The former Marine captain catalogs what they caught in Darfur, Sudan, with quick-fire urgency: toddlers with their faces smashed in, men castrated and left to bleed to death, charred bodies of villagers locked in huts later burned down. Charged only with monitoring ceasefire violations in the war-wracked region, he soon grew weary of playing spectator to genocide. So after six months, the 28-year-old Mr. Steidle returned to the United States a month ago and launched his own offensive to stop the killing. In mid-March he criss-crossed Washington,...
  • Fact, Fable, and Darwin (If you haven't read this already, you should!!!)

    08/02/2004 3:58:04 PM PDT · by Renfield · 692 replies · 8,974+ views
    American Enterprise Magazine ^ | 8/04 | Rodney Stark
    Fact, Fable, and Darwin By Rodney Stark I write as neither a creationist nor a Darwinist, but as one who knows what is probably the most disreputable scientific secret of the past century: There is no plausible scientific theory of the origin of species! Darwin himself was not sure he had produced one, and for many decades every competent evolutionary biologist has known that he did not. Although the experts have kept quiet when true believers have sworn in court and before legislative bodies that Darwin's theory is proven beyond any possible doubt, that's not what reputable biologists, including committed...
  • Survival on tranquilizers is the reality of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija

    05/17/2004 1:59:18 AM PDT · by Nennsy · 24 replies · 168+ views
    Glas Javnosti ^ | May 12, 2004 | Ivana Ikras
    Serbian original at Glas Javnosti daily, Belgrade May 12, 2004 Impressions of Serbs from France who visited Kosovo last weekend Survival on tranquilizers Under the influence of strong medication the people in the refugee camps wept and trembled By Ivana Ikras (photo: A Serb woman beaten by Albanian mob during March 17 riots) The very approach to Holy Archangels Monastery, located in the Bistrica River gorge some three kilometers from Prizren, is dreadful. We were met at the bridge leading to the church by German soldiers and we stood in line in front of them for a long time....
  • Three Died That Day

    11/23/2003 1:28:11 AM PST · by skeptoid · 9 replies · 175+ views ^ | November 21, 2003 | Chuck Colson
    Three Died That Day Chuck Colson November 21, 2003 Forty years ago, November 22, 1963 , a paralyzed world watched the horror of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, a dark day in American history many of us remember. That same day two other notable personalities quietly breathed their last and exited the world almost without notice. British writer Aldous Huxley, author of the grim, futuristic novel Brave New World, died in Los Angeles . C. S. Lewis, now regarded as the most influential Christian writer of the twentieth century, also died that day at his home in Oxford.