The Voice of Reason

Humancafe's Bulletin Boards: The Book of Life: The Voice of Reason

By Eds. on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 10:13 am:

Philosophical ideas of humankind, and sciences.

By Eds. on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 - 10:31 pm:

"...Be assured, Lords and Commons, there can no greater testimony appear, than when your prudent spirit acknowledges and obeys the voice of reason from what quarters soever it be heard speaking;... For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are;... Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the reason of God... That this is not therefore the disburdening of a particular fancy, but the common grievance of all those who had prepared their minds and studies above the vulgar pitch to advance truth in others." --Milton

John Milton

John Locke
Second Treatise of Government.
Social Contract

The Republic

"But is there not another name which people give to their rulers in other States?" --Socrates

"Generally they call them masters, but in democratic States they simply call them rulers." --Glaucon
By Eds. on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 01:08 pm:

"Aristotle, more than any other thinker, determined the orientation and the content of Western intellectual history."


Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species

Immanuel Kant
On the Critique of Pure Reason

Benedict Baruch Spinoza

Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell
Principia Mathematica

Sir Isaac Newton

Dr. Albert Einstein

Sir Francis Bacon

G. Wilhelm von Leibniz


Johannes Kepler

Galileo Galilei

Renes Descartes

Giordano Bruno

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Will Durant
The Story of Philosophy

Alan Watts
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

They looked into infinity and saw the world.
By Eds. on Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 11:46 am:

These fine minds, all people just like us.

"This Old World we’ve named Cosmos by mistake
Is the graveyard of nights & days, no more awake...
The secrets eternal neither you know nor I
And answers to the riddle neither you know nor I
Behind the veil there is much talk about us, why
When the veil falls, neither you remain nor I." -Rubaiyat

Omar Khayyam
Mathematician, scientist, astronomer, poet, philosopher

George Washington Carver
agricultural science

Louis Pasteur
bacterialogical science

Linus Pauling
genes science, pacifism

Jonas Salk
polio vaccine

Antonio Meucci
"talking telegraph", electroplating

Alexander Graham Bell
telephone, inventor

Enrico Fermi
nuclear physics

Madame Marie Currie
science of radioactivity

Guglielmo Marconi
wireless radio transmition

Thomas Edison
electricity, inventor

Neils Bohr
quantum mechanics, the atom

Add a Message

This is a public posting area. If you do not have an account, enter your full name into the "Username" box and leave the "Password" box empty. Your e-mail address is optional.
Post as "Anonymous"