Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Holy Land

And then, the Earth being small, mankind will migrate into space, and will cross the airless Saharas which separate planet from planet and sun from sun.  The Earth will become a Holy Land which will be visited by pilgrims from all the quarters of the Universe.  Finally, men will master the forces of Nature; they will become themselves architects of systems, manufacturers of worlds.

-- William Winwood Reade (1838 - 1875), Scottish philosopher, historian, anthropologist, and explorer; his best-known book, The Martyrdom of Man, was a controversial freethinking study of world history, The Martyrdom of Man (1872), Chapter IV, "Intellect"

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