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Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.

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Thought for the day "In a popularly-governed nation, the government is simply a committee of management." - Herbert Spencer
Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive, that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror. - Herbert Spencer
“Thus, as civilization advances, does government decay. To the bad it is essential; to the good, not. It is the check which national wickedness makes to itself, and exists only to the same degree. Its continuance is proof of still-existing barbarism. What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man. Restraint is for the savage, the rapacious, the violent; not for the just, the gentle, the benevolent. All necessity for external force implies a morbid state. Dungeons for the felon; a strait jacket for the maniac; crutches for the lame; stays for the weak-backed; for the infirm of purpose a master; for the foolish a guide; but for the sound mind in a sound body none of these. Were there no thieves and murderers, prisons would be unnecessary. It is only because tyranny is yet rife in the world that we have armies. Barristers, judges, juries, all the instruments of law, exist simply because knavery exists. Magisterial force is the sequence of social vice, and the policeman is but the complement of ...
Over 50 percent of the population takes vitamin or mineral supplements to improve energy and performance and to reduce the risk of deadly diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. However, despite widespread use of vitamin and mineral supplements since their introduction only fifty years ago, the incidence of major diseases has skyrocketed! Even more surprising is the lack of scientific research showing the efficacy of multivitamin/mineral supplements. The preservation of health is a duty. ~ Herbert Spencer, Victorian English Philosopher Choose homeostatic nutrients, which, unlike most nutritional supplements on the market, provide vitamins and minerals in the natural form our Creator intended - as living food. From: For Life!
Education is the ability to meet life's situations-Dr.John G.Hibben n "the great aim of education z not knowledge bt action"-Herbert Spencer
A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman., by Herbert Spencer
Whtever ur opinion. Bcz opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, not by the intelect. - Herbert Spencer.
1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams 2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain 3. Suppose you were an *** And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain 4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. --Winston Churchill 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw 6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy 7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. --James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994) 8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countr .. ...
Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious. Herbert Spencer
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. ~ Herbert Spencer
Herbert Spencer, philosopher, believed that education is a process of drawing out and putting into use the talents and abilities which are present in the person to be educated. In other words, education is simply a means to release your talents.
Herbert Spencer was an incredible prophet and a magnificent defender of laissez-faire. Among his numerous works is The Man Versus The State, first published in 1884. That book launched one of the most spirited attacks on statism ever written. He ridiculed the idea that government intervention of any…
Coming from the heart of one of the 20th Century's most notorious RACIST, this comes as no surprise except this quote does not address what ethnicity she usually chooses to target. Like so many Eugenicists of her day, she came under the influence of Herbert Spencer, Thomas Malthus, Francis Galton and Stewart Chamberlain Houston.
"Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations." Herbert Spencer
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." ~ Herbert Spencer
Technical problems seem to have resolved themselves: On April 27th in history: In 1667 the blind and impoverished English poet and revolutionary John Milton sold the copyright of “Paradise Lost” for £10. In 1737 Edward Gibbon, English historian and politician, was born. In 1759 Mary Wollstonecroft, English feminist philosopher, was born. In 1790 During the French Revolution the radical Club de Cordeliers was founded. In 1791 Samuel Morse, American painter and co-inventor of Morse code, was born. In 1820 Herbert Spencer, English sociologist and philosopher, was born. In 1822 Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, was born. In 1861 after Virginia voted to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the start of the American civil War, the north-western counties seceded and formed West Virginia as part of the union. In 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet, died. In 1904 the Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to form a government. In 1910 in Ottoman Empire the Young Turks ...
bless d memory of August Comte, Emile Durkheim, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Max Vebber, Ibn Khadoum et al who are d founding fathers of sociology 4 their IMMENSE contributions 2 d@ gr8 descipline. One thing I'll never 4get about them and what they taught is dthey didn't just talk about social problems; they PROFFERED solutions every single time and that's what makes an ordinary man a Super Man-d solutions/answers d@ d people are dying 4. I hope our leaders learn d@ all-important lesson in d school of leadership.
I forgot itwas throwback Thursday. Genesis 1:1 NASB In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Fyi. TIME (beginning) FORCE (God) ACTION (created) SPACE (heavens) MATTER (earth)... These are the element necessary for anything to exist, so stated Herbert Spencer, a 19th C. British mathematician, philosopher, Nobel Prize nominee and atheist. He stated those elements in that order, too.
7 well-known sayings attributed to the wrong person: "Anybody who hates children and dogs can't be all bad" attributed to W. C. Fields, actually said by Leo Rosten at a dinner introducing Fields. "Go west, young man! " attributed to Horace Greeley, actually said by John Doule in an article in the Terre Haute Express, 1851. "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it!" attributed to Mark Twain actually Charles Dudley Warner in an editorial published in the Hartford Courant, 1897. "Survival of the fittest." attributed to Charles Darwin, actually Herbert Spencer from Principles of Biology, part 11, chapter 12. "That government is best which governs least." attributed to founding father Thomas Jefferson, actually Henry David Thoreau (who put it in quotation marks in Civil Disobedience and called it a "motto"). "Cleanliness is next to godliness." Often thought to be in The Bible, actually from the sermons of John Wesley (Sermons, No. 93, "on Dress"). "A journey of a thousand miles mus ...
"for d grt aim of Education is not knowledge but action" Herbert Spencer...
Really really really need to make sure that in my presentation I say Herbert Spencer and not Herbert Sherbet as I have somehow started doing!
This week's quotes are from the beloved Maya Angelou, Diego Marchi and Herbert Spencer.Check out the quotes this week...
To play billiards well is a sign of an ill-spent youth. -Herbert Spencer
"The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality" - Herbert Spencer
From to the claim that evolution is a religion 1. Evolution merely describes part of nature. The fact that that part of nature is important to many people does not make evolution a religion. Consider some attributes of religion and how evolution compares: Religions explain ultimate reality. Evolution stops with the development of life (it does not even include the origins of life). Religions describe the place and role of humans within ultimate reality. Evolution describes only our biological background relative to present and recent human environments. Religions almost always include reverence for and/or belief in a supernatural power or powers. Evolution does not. Religions have a social structure built around their beliefs. Although science as a whole has a social structure, no such structure is particular to evolutionary biologists, and one does not have to participate in that structure to be a scientist. Religions impose moral prescriptions on their members. Evolution does not. Evolution has been use ...
AnalyzePeople: ... the ministry, for which he was educated. Herbert Spencer was a failure as an engineer, though he struggled years in ...
Most def. Herbert Spencer must've turned on his grave when he coined it..lol
However insignificant the minority, and however trifling the proposed trespass against their rights, no such trespass is permissible. – Herbert Spencer (from "The Right To Ignore The State")
Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance - Herbert Spencer
...skill such as yours is evidence of a misspent youth. ― Herbert Spencer
What's going on? Herbert Spencer, Freedom, and Empire - Global Economic Intersection
The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.-Herbert Spencer
Every man is free to do that which he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man. ❁ Herbert Spenc…
Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society. Herbert Spencer
"Herbert Spencer"called 4 limitation of state power so extensive..included an individual’s right 2 “ignore the state"
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. ~Herbert Spencer
imagine all dis men are still making my life miserable.. Karl Marx august Comte talcott parsons Herbert Spencer max webber..
DEFINITION OF SOCIOLOGY 'Sociology' which had once been treated as social philosophy, or the philosophy of the history, emerged as an independent social science in 19th century. Auguste Comte, a Frenchman, is traditionally considered to be the father of sociology. Comte is accredited with the coining of the term sociology (in 1839). "Sociology" iscomposed of two words : socius, meaning companion or associate; and 'logos', meaning science or study. The etymological meaning of "sociology" is thus the science of society. John Stuart Mill, another social thinker and philosopher of the 19th century, proposed the word ethology for this new science. Herbert Spencer developed his systematic study of society and adopted the word "sociology" in his works. With the contributions of Spencer and others it (sociology) became the permanent name of the new science. The question 'what is sociology' is indeed , a question pertaining to the definition of sociology. No student can rightfully be expected to enter on a field o ...
MT MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert shocked by attack at his office
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
Thought For Today:. Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom – Herbert Spencer,...
police investigating attack on MLA staffer as hate crime
“MLA says homophobic man punched door, attacked staffer
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"Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold. -Herbert Spencer"
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I have been looking for this, in vain, for years. Anybody have a copy? Some Reflections on Herbert Spencer's Doctrine that Progress is Differentiation Robert Charles Kirkwood Ensor Oxford University Press, 1946
Much needed reminders that the days of *** bashing aren't over - even in Canada.
MLA says homophobic man punched door, attacked staffer
Spencer Chandra Herbert's office site of homophobic attack
MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert has the same coffee cup probably because it was available to ppl who work in the Legislature.
Statement from on homophobic violence in his community office:
Excited to discover that both Herbert Spencer and Charles Darwin cite Edward Bulwer-Lytton in their Autobiographies.
keep.ca: Spencer Chandra Herbert's office site of homophobic attack - A man has been arrested...
Thank you for your courage Spencer Chandra Herbert...
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Spencer Chandra Herbert talked about in on Wed. (Feb. 26), in the wake of his attack
Spencer Chandra Herbert's statement on homophobic violence in his community office New Democrat Official Opposition
NDP MLA says homophobic attack at his office will only "redouble" his efforts …
Good grief. Did Rob Ford sneak back into Vancouver when no one was looking? MLA Herbert victim of pride flag attack.
Statement from Spencer Chandra Herbert on homophobic violence in his community office via
Vancouver MLA's assistant assaulted in homophobic attack
Education has for its object the formation of character, -- Herbert Spencer
MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert alleges his assistant was assaulted in homophobic attack at his office
Herbert spencer, in 1903, said that all existance fell into 5 catagories in this order: time force action space matter.now go read Genesis 1:1
Sociology is turning out to be an amazing subject to learn. studying human behavior, understanding that people are the way they are not only because of how they grew up. but because of the social norms and laws binded to them by other people and the government. so many theories built around us. Adapt to survive, Conflicts to provide an answer, symbols we know to connect us. that religion and culture is the one thing that makes us all different. there are so many wonderful cultures and sub-cultures. also learning that evil in the mind may not be a result of the devil or even a disease. but simply the lifestyle they lived in. Human being believe they must follow rules and ideas to meet the status quo of every other human because life pounded it into their head. That social class and the standards must be high. WE are not meant to live in this alone so why are we enemies? why does life have to be a competition? why must everyone have a title? Why do you need a ring to be together when you just can? Why must ...
Origin of religious beliefs The earliest evidence of religious ideas dates back several hundred thousand years to the Middle and Lower Paleolithic periods. Archaeologists refer to apparent intentional burials of early *** sapiens from as early as 300,000 years ago as evidence of religious ideas. Other evidence of religious ideas include symbolic artifacts from Middle Stone Age sites in Africa. However, the interpretation of early paleolithic artifacts, with regard to how they relate to religious ideas, remains controversial. Archeological evidence from more recent periods is less controversial. A number of artifacts from the Upper Paleolithic (50,000-13,000) are generally interpreted by scientists as representing religious ideas. Examples of Upper Paleolithic remains associated with religious beliefs include the lion man, the Venus figurines, cave paintings from Chauvet Cave and the elaborate ritual burial from Sungir. In the 19th century, various theories were proposed regarding the origin of religion, . ...
“Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.” BY: Herbert Spencer
“ . . . the vast mass of existing gods or divine persons, when we come to analyze them, do actually turn out to be dead and deified human beings. . . . I believe that corpse worship is the protoplasm of religion.” On this date in 1848, Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen was born in Canada. The versatile and prolific author of nonfiction and fiction was well-known to famous contemporaries. The son of a minister, Allen studied at the College Imperial of Dieppe, the King Edward's School of Birmingham, and Oxford University. He taught at a college for Blacks at Spanish Town, Jamaica, for four years, where his agnostic and other progressive views matured. He returned to England and began writing books. His well-regarded Physiological Aesthetics (1877) was dedicated to Herbert Spencer. Other books include Vignettes from Nature (1881), The Evolutionist at Large (1881), The Colours of Flowers (1882), and The Evolution of the Idea of God (1897). Admirers included Huxley and Darwin. Allen's later writings were mos ...
"No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy" Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) Are Nigerians all free, moral and perfectly happy? The price of kerosene is high and there's fuel scarcity in the country now. When shall we be perfectly happy?
Education of the process of preparing oneself for complete living in future'' (Herbert Spencer)
Be it or be it not true that Man is shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin, it is unquestionably true that Government is begotten of aggression, and by aggression. Herbert Spencer, 1850. Nock, Albert Jay (2010-12-23). Our Enemy, the State (LvMI) (Kindle Locations 5-6). Ludwig von Mises Institute. Kindle Edition.
Education is a systematic process through which a child or an adult acquires knowledge, experience, skill and sound attitude. It makes an individual civilized, refined, cultured and educated. For a civilized and socialized society, education is the only means. Its goal is to make an individual perfect. Every society gives importance to education because it is a panacea for all evils. It is the key to solve the various problems of life. Education has been described as a process of waking up to life: · Waking up to life and its mysteries, its solvable problems and the ways to solve the problems and celebrate the mysteries of life. · Waking up to the inter-dependencies of all things, to the threat to our global village, to the power within the human race to create alternatives, to the obstacles entrenched in economic, social and political structures that prevent our waking up. - Education in the broadest sense of the term is meant to aid the human being in his/her pursuit of wholeness. Wholeness implies th ...
I've heard it said a lot that the Theory of Evolution and atheism in general are in support of eugenics. So first off what is eugenics and why would Evolution be linked to it? Well eugenics is simply the practice of selective breeding to ensure that we foster good genetic traits, while also cutting down on the prevelance of bad genetic traits. It's basically what we've been doing with everything form corn to horses over the last several thousand years. The idea is pretty sound - if we forbid breeding in those people who for example have sickle cell anaemia, then with time the gene will totally vanish from the human population (barring de novo mutations). This would, in the long run, make us as a species much more capable and healthy. Now since evolution is built around Herbert Spencer's 'survival of the fittest' it does seem to be rather in line with eugenics. "Nature kills off the weak, so why shouldn't man?" - this is what it comes down to. But you actually see very few biologists advocating eugenics (i ...
"It was Herbert Spencer (a scientist) who announced to the scientific world that everything that exists in the universe falls into one of five categories; time, force, action, space, and matter...'In the beginning' -that's time; 'God' -that's force; 'created '-that's action; 'the heavens' -that's space; 'and the earth' -that's matter. -John MacArthur
“Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.”-Herbert Spencer
Life itself is a purposeful inner adaptation to external circumstances. (Herbert Spencer)
Certificate is a ticket while Sabiticate is the real thing. I can recall in Sociology of Education Herbert Spencer said and i quote "Education does not depend on the amount of books you read in school but the expertise/knowledge that can be recall"
In 1909, renowned scientist Herbert Spencer died. He won numerous accolades for his concept that EVERYTHING--EVERYTHING--can fit into these categories: TIME, FORCE, ACTION, SPACE, and MATTER. Although it wasn't his intention, Spencer had described Genesis 1:1 PERFECTLY. TIME = In the beginning FORCE = God ACTION = created SPACE = the heaven MATTER = and the earth You gotta love science-
Met one of those issues I posted about a while back. I KNOW THERE ARE SOME EXTREME CASES AND EXCEPTIONS, but disability for ADHD? Attention ALL of you working people: Know where your tax dollars are going and why it's going there when it comes time to vote again! I wish Herbert Spencer was alive to run for president! "Survival of the fittest!"
I've had 3 people in private messages ask me what Social Darwinism was. In a nutshell, it's "the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Now largely discredited, Social Darwinism was advocated by Herbert Spencer and others in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was used to justify political conservatism, imperialism, and racism and to discourage intervention and reform." It has been resurrected by libertarians, and is now coupled with certain forms of Christianity, allowing adherents to profess the theories of Social Darwinism, while at the same time rejecting Darwinian evolution and the sciences. That's why it is so easy for many people to believe and to say, "Social Darwinism, like any other form of Darwinism, is for *** " Thank you, Fred Pfister, for clarifying this.
DEVIL WORSHIP. FROM A SURVEYAL of the accounts gleaned from Waitz, Lubbock, and Tylor, on the Primitive state of religion, the conviction impresses itself upon the student of demonology that Devil-worship naturally precedes the worship of a benign and morally good Deity. There are at least many instances in which we can observe a transition from the lower stage of Devil-worship to the higher stage of God-worship, and there seems to be no exception to the rule that fear is always the first incentive to religious worship. This is the reason why the dark figure of the Devil, that is to say, of a powerful evil deity, looms up as the most important personage in the remotest past of almost every faith. Demonolatry, or Devil-worship, is the first stage in the evolution of religion, for we fear the bad, not the good. Mr. Herbert Spencer bases religion on the Unknown, declaring that the savage worships those powers which he does not understand. In order to give to religion a foundation which even the scientist doe ...
"The Master Key System : By Charles F. Haanel 1912 )PART FOUR 11. If you make use of this affirmation, use it continuously, night and morning, and as often during the day as you think of it, and continue to do so until it becomes a part of you; form the habit. 12.Unless you do this, you had better not start at all, because modern Psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are forming the habit of failure; absolute, ignominious failure. If you do not intend to do a thing, do not start; if you do start, see it through even if the heavens fall; if you make up your mind to do something, do it; let nothing, no one interfere; the "I" in you has determined, the thing is settled; the die is cast, there is no longer any argument. 13.If you carry out this idea, beginning with small things which you know you can control and gradually increase the effort, but never under any circumstances allowing your "I" to be overruled, you will find that yo ...
Change. Does this word scare or inspire u? Herbert Spencer said, "A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the change at Any moment taking place in it. Change is evidence of life.it is impossible to grow without change.The truth is life is always at some turning points. What pple want is progress, if they can have it without change. The person who never changes His opinion, never correct his mistakes. The fact is, the road to success is always under construction. Don't end up like a concrete, all mixed up and permanently set. You cannot become what you Are destined to be by remaining what u are. Do not fear change; it is the unchangeable law of increase.
"The true aim of is action, not knowledge." Herbert Spencer
By Merson Romano Franklin once created a list of 13 virtues to live by. This baker's dozen included: temperance silence order resolution frugality industry sincerity justice moderation cleanliness tranquility chastity and humility The Ancient Masters sensed the danger, calling desire a "foul monster that rageth like fire, and is difficult to exinquish". They said: Men of imperfect understanding (created by schooling and training)...strive after gratification of the sensual appetites, and the creation of new appetites---and there is no peace nor satisfaction in them. For appetite springeth from appetite, and the sensual craving groweth more acute in the measure in which it is gratified...Desire is their God, and its worship and service their religion. "Bound by the thousand ties of desire for things and objects, they are attached to the Body of Lust and Wrath and Avarice. They prostitute their minds and their sense of justice, in their vane search for wealth wherewith to gratify their inordinate and swolle ...
DEFINITIONS Since time immemorial, education is estimated as the right road to progress and prosperity. Different educationists’ thoughts from both Eastern and Western side have explained the term ‘ education’ according to the need of the hour. Various educationists have given their views on education. Some important definitions are: 1. Mahatma Gandhi – “By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in man – body, mind and spirit.” 2. Rabindranath Tagore – “Education enables the mind to find out the ultimate truth, which gives us the wealth of inner light and love and gives significance to life.” 3. Dr. Zakir Husain – “ Education is the process of the individual mind, getting to its full possible development.” 4. Swami Vivekananda – “ Education is the manifestation of divine perfection already existing in man.” 5. Aristotle - “Education is the creation of sound mind in a sound body.” 6. Rousseau - “ Education is the child’s development from within.” 7. ...
"We don't stop playing because we got old, we get old because we stop playing" Herbert Spencer
Relationships. To me this is one of the most important words in the entire universe (that and love of course). I just keep coming back to it as I take time to find my place and become more aware. First I had to delve deep into what kind of relationship I had with myself. That's a tough one because when I'm honest with myself it can be hard to admit certain truths. Accepting others and what that looks like is another big and tough one I have yet to fully grasp. My friends Beth, Danny and Linda all reminded me of that. What do you do when it's your own child, mother or sister that's going through difficulty? You could break up with a partner after all but, what about your kids or family? You could let go of friends but, what about the people closest to us? What does a loving and accepting relationship look like in these very tough and very real situations? I'm working on mending all of my relationships currently. What that means to me is asking myself firstly, what kind of relationship I had with Eve? Was I ...
This volume makes a compelling case for the continued relevance and significance of Herbert Spencer (1820-1904), one of the foremost intellectuals of the Victorian era whose work now tends to be regarded as being of purely historical interest.One of the originators of the evolutionary classical l...
The tendency in popular thought to view the biological world in economic terms was present at the nineteenth-century beginnings of Darwinian science. Charles Darwin, after all, borrowed the term “survival of the fittest” from the sociologist Herbert Spencer, that darling of robber barons. Spencer, in turn, was struck by how much the forces driving natural selection in On the Origin of Species jibed with his own laissez-faire economic theories. Competition over resources, rational calculation of advantage, and the gradual extinction of the weak were taken to be the prime directives of the universe.
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Herbert Spencer, non Christian scientist: "Everything that exists fits into one of four categories: time, force, space, matter." Genesis 1: "In the beginning (time), God (force) created the heavens (space) & the earth (matter)."
"When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion." - Herbert Spencer quotes from BrainyQuote.com
The importance of education in the life of an individual cannot be overstated. It shapes individuals in their formative years and imbibes them with values that would govern all their choices in life. But, imparting education entails tremendous responsibility. It does not mean merely providing answers to the questions asked by the students. It means equipping the students with means to find the answers for himself and within himself. It encompasses preparing the students to face the challenges of life squarely and come out as winners. Education empowers students to discover themselves – who they are as people. It is the duty of educators to help them discover their latent talents. This is the challenge which we are faced with as educators. To this end our effort in the School is focused not only on pure study, but also on providing opportunity to each child to explore his or her own capabilities and area of interest. For this, we provide each child with many activities both co-curricular and extra curric ...
Concerning democracy and the social contract: "it seems he gave consent in whatever way he acted- whether he said yes, whether he said no, or whether he remained neuter! A rather awkward doctrine this." Herbert Spencer
An analysis of the principles and problems with Herbert Spencer's concept of Social Darwinism, which applied natural selection in a social context. Discusses the positive and negative results of Social Darwinism's application and its relationship to evolutionary theory.
Class Discussion/Response from US History Class Today: The term "survival of the fittest" was coined not by Charles Darwin, but by Herbert Spencer who used the phrase to describe what he and others observed and believed about society (Social Darwinism - especially during the Gilded Age): “A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be. The law of survival of the fittest was not made by man and it cannot be broken by man. We can only, by interfering with it, produce the survival of the un-fittest. The state owes its citizens nothing but law, order and basic political rights.” Agree/Disagree - and defend your answer. Food for thought...
Boy do I *love* Google books. I've spent the past week or so reading letters Herbert Spencer wrote to various English newspapers, pamphlets published by the English Land Restoration League, private correspondence between Henry George and his friends, all in their original unedited form. But better, because searchable! And better, because I don't even have to leave my home office to read them. Just stunningly amazing.
Classical Sociological Theory...Auguste Comte,Karl Marx, Max Weber and Herbert Spencer on my mind.
Herbert Spencer, the man who broke George Eliot's heart coined the term "survival of the fittest"
KARACHI UNIVERSITY NTS SOCIOLOGY MCQ'S 1. Who said “Man is a social animal”? (a) Aristotle (b) Plato (c) Sir Thomas More (d) Emile Durkheim 2. Who called sociology “Social Physics”? (a)Auguste Comte (b)Wilfred (c)Herbert Spencer (d) Max Weber 3. Bourgeois type of society was introduced by? (a) Hegel (b) Karl Marx (c) Aristotle (d) Plato 4)When cultural traits spread from one society to another,the process is called? (a) Assimilation (b) Diffusion (c) Pluralism (d) Evolution 5)An ascribed status is one that is; (a) Awarded by society (b) Gained from talent (c) Endowed at birth (d) Based on competition 6)Ethnocentrism means (a) Superiority of ones own culture (b) Inferiority of ones own culture (c) Both of these (d) None of these 7)A system in which one husband is married to many women is called; (a) Monogamy (b) Polygamy (c) Polyandry (d) Polygyny 8)Levirate means; a)Marriage of a man with the widow of his deceased brother b)Marriage of a man with the sister of his deceased wife c)None of these. 9) ...
Nearly back up to date now: On December 8th in history: In 1542 Mary, Queen of Scots, was born. In 1886 Diego Rivera, Mexican muralist and leftist activist, was born. In 1886 the American Federation of Labor was formed. In 1903 Herbert Spencer, the British philosopher, died. In 1908 James Larkin was suspended from Dock Labourers' Union in an effort to curb his militancy. In 1942 Mario Savio, a leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, was born. In 1953 Norman Finkelstein, the anti-Zionist activist, was born. In 1966 Sinéad O'Connor, Irish singer and children's rights activist, was born. In 1974 a plebiscite abolished the monarchy in Greece. In 1978 Golda Meir, the Zionist leader, died. In 1980 John Lennon was murdered in New York. In 1991 the Soviet Union was dissolved.
In “opposition to the theory of divine right, by kings or demagogues, the doctrine of natural rights was set up. Humanity was exalted above human institutions, man was held superior to the State, and universal brotherhood supplanted the ideas of national power and glory.” But the world changed profoundly in the 19th century. The immensely complex theories of Friedrich Hegel, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Herbert Spencer, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Sigmund Freud deconstructed Western man, breaking him into categories, boxes, longings, desires, and bits. The ideologues of the 19th century not only subverted thousands of years of finely honed ideas, dating back to Socrates, they also provided the means by which to seize, strangle, and suffocate the men of the West. English historian Christopher Dawson presented the change with startling starkness: The history of the nineteenth century developed under the shadow of the French Revolution and the national liberal revolutions that followed it. A century of politi ...
Herbert spencer and pierre-joseph proudhon influenced lum strongly in his individualist tendency.
That troubling moment when your basic knowledge of evolution and sociology do not help you to understand the theories of your term paper topic. Again, Herbert Spencer: no one likes you.
23 pges for Herbert Spencer, 24 pgs for Alex de Tocqueville, 31 for Marx, Durkheim 37, 46 Weber and lets shove all the women in ch10, 30 pgs
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The transformation of the homogenous into the heterogenous, is that in which Progress essentially consists. - Herbert Spencer
Those who cavalierly reject the Theory of Evolution, as not adequately supported by facts, seem quite to forget that their own theory is supported by no facts at all. Like the majority of men who are born to a given belief, they demand the most rigorous proof of any adverse belief, but assume that their own needs none. -Herbert Spencer
Religion has been compelled by science to give up one after another of its dogmas, of those assumed cognitions which it could not substantiate. — Herbert Spencer, First Principles (1862), from James A Haught, ed., 2000 Years of Disbelief
Been reading about Herbert Spencer - one of the great British thinkers of the Victorian age - what a guy! -
'The great aim of education isn't knowledge but action' Herbert Spencer
My lecture pack is literally me going on a rant about how stupid Herbert Spencer was. All of his views are so far from Darwin and evolution.
"De wise man must remember dat while he's a descendant of de past,he is a parent of de future" ~Herbert Spencer
"Perfect life consisted of perfect adjustment." ~ Herbert Spencer
"The Great Liberal Death Wish" - Malcolm Muggeridge ...a Herbert Spencer, or a poor, squeaky H.G. Wells, ardent evolutionist and disciple of Huxley, with his vision of an earthly paradise achieved through science and technology; those twin monsters which have laid waste a whole world, polluting its seas and rivers and lakes with poisons, infecting its very earth and all its creatures, reaching into Man's mind and inner consciousness to control and condition him, at the same time entrusting to irresponsible, irresolute human hands the instruments of universal destruction... The enthronement of the gospel of progress necessarily required the final discrediting of the gospel of Christ, and the destruction of the whole edifice of ethics, law, culture, human relationships and human behaviour constructed upon it. Our civilization, after all, began with Christian revelation, not the theory of evolution, and, we may be sure, will perish with it, too - if it has not already. It is, indeed, among Christians themsel ...
Positivism Positivism is a philosophy of science based on the view that information derived from sensory experience, logical and mathematical treatments is the exclusive source of all authoritative knowledge, that there is valid knowledge (truth) only in scientific knowledge. Verified data received from the senses is known as empirical evidence. This view, when applied to the social as to the natural sciences, holds that society operates according to general laws like the physical world. Introspective and intuitive knowledge is rejected. Though the positivist approach has been a recurrent theme in the history of Western thought, modern sense of the approach was developed by the philosopher and founding sociologist Auguste Comte in the early 19th century. Comte argued that, much as the physical world operates according to gravity and other absolute laws, so also does society. Etymology The English noun positivism was re-imported in the 19th century from the French word positivisme, derived from positif in ...
It's okay to be a glow-stick, sometimes we need to brake before we shine,ater will be his confusion, - Herbert Spencer
than u sure as well don,t deserve me at me"by Herbert Spencer.
Auguste Comte, Max, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim fathers of sociology...Abraham Licoln...how I admire their empirical thinking that saved the universe
Namibia: Revisiting the skulls to build anti-racism The return of Namibian skulls from Germany about two years ago was a turning point in this country. It started a period of intense reflection about the painful colonial history of Namibia and what should be done about it today. In order to contribute to this national debate it is crucial to put some pertinent issues into perspective. The measurement of head size (skulls) was not unique to German scientists, but was initiated by British (Francis Galton, Herbert Spencer) and French (Paul Broca) scientists from the mid-1800’s. The great irony of the formal abolishment of slavery in the early 1800’s was that it spawned a concerted effort by the former slave masters to find some scientific justification for inequality and racism. These ‘scientists’ were in the forefront of this process that started off with the measurement of head size (and other physical features) of different peoples from all over the world. This was to demonstrate the alleged super ...
“Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.” Herbert Spencer
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We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced. -Herbert Spencer
The extent to which the world has gone mad, in its killing of the good, and indulging of the bad, and I am referring to lifestyles and value systems, not to skin pigmentation, is so vividly shown in this 5 year old article! Auschwitz - This is fascinating How's this for controversy... The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2008. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world. REMEMBER AS YOU READ -- IT WAS IN A SPANISH PAPER Date: Tue. 15 January 2008 ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wo ...
Super cute tutu dress at the Herbert Spencer Craft fair this weekend. I could see Carrie Bradshaw in the grownup...
Yes we do. Private property and the use of the property is the foundation of the free enterprise system.
Do we have a "right to land?" A seemingly simple question, but with important implications.
Spencer and pheobe make me so angry
"The ideal government of all reflective men, from Aristotle to Herbert Spencer, is one which lets the individual...
I have added "Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life" to my aNobii bookshelf
Life is the continuous adjustment of external relations. --Herbert Spencer
When I'm walking I keep my feet in the little square tiles, will be his confusion, - Herbert Spencer
That guy, Behind the Shield, In the CM Punk shirt, advances, - Herbert Spencer
"...as Henry George noted of Herbert Spencer (the founder of Social Darwinism): “Mr. Spencer is like one who...
"A self‑dependent nature resists all such government [that lacks] equitable restraint." Biography of Herbert Spencer ht…
Comte was a major influence on 19th-century thought, influencing the work of social thinkers such as Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot.[3] His concept of sociologie and social evolutionism, though now outdated, set the tone for early social theorists and anthropologists such as Harriet Martineau and Herbert Spencer, evolving into modern academic sociology presented by Émile Durkheim as practical and objective social research.
“India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all”. – Will Durant, American historian The ideal of education has been very grand, noble and high in ancient India. Its aim, according to Herbert Spencer is the ‘training for completeness of life’ and the molding of character of men and women for the battle of life. The history of the educational institutions in ancient India shows how old is her cultural history. It points to a long history. In the early stage it is rural, not unban. British Sanskrit scholar Arthur Anthony MacDonnell (1854-1930) author of A History of Sanskrit Literature says, “Some hundreds of years must have been needed for all that is found” in her culture. T ...
Never call someone else ugly or fat when you're just insecure about yourself,ions to external relations, Herbert Spencer
Time - that which man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him. - Herbert Spencer
Read Herbert Spencer to get a perspective on Szasz influences
The Philosophy of Style: Herbert Spencer on the Economy of Attention and the Ideal Writer (1852).
Florida bans all computers. Good job writing laws! If Herbert Spencer were alive, he would scream, raging for hours.
(Herbert Spencer) think of a typewriter..in 50 years will they be real? is that subjective?
New at RRND: Herbert Spencer, Henry George and the land question, part 2
Herbert Spencer 'survival of the fittest'
"The great aim of is not but action."
Once upon a time, no, actually many times before, I have either read or have heard others quoting the phrase “survival of the fittest.” And whether it was Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer or others who may have said it first, this quote can only mean one thing to a modern day warrior. “You either live or you die, because sometimes there is no in-between.” In a world that is constantly filled with day-to-day violence, it is important for the hand-to-hand survivalist to know how to protect themselves in every environment, or with every aggressor they may encounter. Many times our modern day warriors will only have their hands, feet or ground fighting skills to help see them through an altercation, or to keep them alive. How important is it for those warriors to feel confident in the skills that they have learned, practiced or refined over the years, in order to help them survive the threat? I would say it is quite a bit! I’m sure, because I too have lived it! In order to be a hand-to-hand survival ...
From Spencer's 1884 to Orwell's 1984 by Henry Hazlitt on June 20, 2013 [This essay is taken from Chapter 23 of Man vs. the Welfare State.] In 1884, Herbert Spencer wrote what quickly became a celebrated book, The Man Versus The State. The book is seldom referred to now, and gathers dust on library shelves — if, in fact, it is still stocked by many libraries. Spencer's political views are regarded by most present-day writers, who bother to mention him at all, as "extreme laissez faire," and hence "discredited." But any open-minded person who takes the trouble today to read or reread The Man Versus The State will probably be startled by two things. The first is the uncanny clairvoyance with which Spencer foresaw what the future encroachments of the State were likely to be on individual liberty, above all in the economic realm. The second is the extent to which these encroachments had already occurred in 1884, the year in which he was writing. The present generation has been brought up to believe that gove ...
Atheists would do well to read the following from Uhlhorn’s book Christian Charity in the Ancient Church: “If the individual man be only a passing shadow, without any everlasting significance, then reflection quickly makes us decide: Since it is of no importance whether he exist or not, why should I deprive myself of anything in order to give it to him? For the rule of life soon becomes this, that everyone makes himself as comfortable in this life as possible; and this implies that he need not trouble himself about the poor and needy, whose existence or non-existence is at bottom a matter of no importance.” Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), the British Social Darwinist who coined the phrase “survival of the fittest,” wrote the following: “The unfit must be eliminated as nature intended, for the principle of natural selection must not be violated by the artificial preservation of these least able to take care of themselves.” In 1880 Social Darwinist William Graham Sumner followed the logical exten ...
Lifetouch believes all students should be treated with respect and train our photographers accordingly. We made a mistake at Herbert Spencer elementary and we are sorry, but it was never intentional. We worked directly with the family and school to retake the class photo and the new portrait was delivered yesterday.
College education In 1879, after his family moved back to Calcutta, Narendranath passed the entrance examination with the first division marks from the Presidency College. In that year, Narendranath was the only student of his college obtaining first division marks.He subsequently studied western logic, western philosophy and history of European nations in the General Assembly's Institution (now known as the Scottish Church College). In 1881 he passed the Fine Arts examination and in 1884 he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree. Narendranath studied the works of David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Baruch Spinoza, Georg W. F. Hegel, Arthur Schopenhauer, Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, John Stuart Mill, and Charles Darwin. Narendra became fascinated with the evolutionism of Herbert Spencer and had correspondence with him; he translated Spencer's book Education (1861) into Bengali. Alongside his study of Western philosophers, he was thoroughly acquainted with Indian Sanskrit scriptures and many ...
Quote of the Day: Survival of the fittest implies multiplication of the fittest. - Herbert Spencer
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"Darwins theory of evolution was commonly misinterpreted as an explanation of intellectual and moral progress rather than an explanation of how living things adap to an ecological niche. The non-white races, it was easy to think, were rungs on an evolutionary ladder between apes and the Europeans. Worse, Darwins follower Herbert Spencer wrote the do-gooders would only interfere with the progress of evolution if they tried to improve the lot of the impoverished classes and races who were in Spencers view, biologically less fit. The doctrine of Social Darwinism (or as it ought to be called, Social Spencerism, for Darwin wanted no part of it) attracted such unsurprising spokesmen as John. D Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. Darwins cousin Francis Galton had suggested that human evolution should be given a helping hand by discouraging the less fit from breeding, a policy he called eugenics. Within a few decades laws were passed that called for the involuntary sterilization of delinquents and the "feebleminded" ...
The ideas behind eugenics and privatisation are intrinsically linked, rooted in the Social Darwinism of men like Herbert Spencer
And in my rapidly growing list of common typos is writing"Herbert Spencer" as "Harvey Specter".Wonder what I've been watching lately?
The ultimate result of shielding men frm the effects of folly is 2 fill the world w fools-Herbert Spencer, Eng. Phil.(1820-1903)
Hello Ladies & Gentlemen, Music must take rank as the highest of the Fine Arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the spirit. ~ Herbert Spencer   FREE IN STORE PERFORMANCE - WEDNESDAY MARCH 6th @ 7pm - with DANIEL BACHMAN   With several releases through tape and vinyl labels, such as Tompkins Square and Dying for Bad Music, Daniel Bachman has been lauded by the likes of NPR and Pitchfork for carrying the torch of primitive Americana fingerpicked guitar a la his friend, the late Jack Rose. Not to be pigeonholed by this comparison, Daniel’s style continues to evolve and incorporate more elements akin to drone and psychedelia. His current tour down the West Coast began in Seattle during a low-key evening at the Rendezvous' Jewelbox Theater and ends with a special in-store at Capitol Hill's Wall of Sound record store.   In conjunction with the in store performance there will be a small wine tasting provided by Essence Wine.    in and say hey -  we'd love to see you!   Best Wishes, ...
This is the truth and this *** !! Filibuster Fetish The Do-Nothing Congress by CHRISTOPHER BRAUCHLI The Republican form of government is the highest form of government; but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature-a type nowhere at present existing. – Herbert Spencer, Essays [1891]. The Americans It’s come to this. From the moment some years ago when the Senate’s minority leader, Mitch McConnell, said that his party’s goal during the remainder of President Obama’s first term was to prevent Mr. Obama’s re-election, Republicans in Congress demonstrated their single minded mindless commitment to the task by using the filibuster to make sure no legislation of significance was passed that would distract them from achieving their goal. To their dismay, the 2012 election demonstrated that notwithstanding their herculean efforts, their goal had eluded them. Losing the election, however, wasn’t the worse thing that happened to them. The worst thing that happened to them was ...
Social Statics by Herbert Spencer is fascinating. The book is not about Social Darwinism as Oliver Wendell Holmes insinuated.
I love the following quote from Peter Kropotkin's _Mutual Aid_ (1902). (Kropotkin argues the exact opposite of Herbert Spencer and Spencer's notion of Social Darwinism summed up in the "survival of the fittest.") Kropotkin: "In the practice of mutual aid, which we can retrace to the earliest beginnings of evolution, we thus find the positive and undoubted origin of our ethical conceptions; and we can affirm that in the ethical progress of man, mutual support not mutual struggle -- has had the leading part. In its wide extension, even at the present time, we also see the best guarantee of a still loftier evolution of our race." The point isn't necessarily to favor Kropotkin over Spencer, human nature clearly evidences both characteristics, cooperation and competition, but only to suggest that while you've undoubtedly heard of Spencer, certainly "survival of the fittest," I doubt you've ever heard of Kropotkin. Ask yourself why this may be the case.
So, I forgot how horrible it feels to be sick... ugh!!! this must go away! Atleast its not the flu though I am not trying to be about that life!
Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! From 1809 to 1882 Charles Darwin was responsible for new insight into the theory of evolution and the natural world. You most likely know him from the Darwin Awards which are awarded to people who remove themselves from the gene pool in "foolish" ways (to put it nicely).
Smith discusses Spencer’s theory of social progress, while calling attention to some of its theoretical problems.
2012 was a good year for Dusky. Although the pair's 2011 full-length debut, Sticky By This, put the London outfit on the map, last year saw an impressive run of releases that included a solid EP for Aus offshoot Simple, the first record for Loefah's new School imprint, and the Flo Jam EP, whose titl...
The liberty the citizen enjoys is to be measured not by the governmental machinery he lives under ..., but by the paucity of restraints it imposes in him. Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) in Man versus the State
If the majority of Americans disaprove of Obama policy on nearly every issue then why the *** is he our president ?
From Optimism to Pessimism: The Case of Herbert Spencer, Part 6, hat tip
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin. Happy Birthday, Darwin; let's hope we begin to hear your words!
Herbert spencer, the subject of my phd thesis, said it was dangerous to allow those who do t contribute to decide how money spent
ystery of the Wax Museum (1933) is a mystery/horror film released by Warner Brothers in two-color Technicolor and directed by Michael Curtiz. The movie stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, and Frank McHugh. This film is notable as the last dramatic fiction film made, along with Warners' Doctor X, in the two-color Technicolor process.[1] (Constance Bennett and her husband filmed two documentaries Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935) and Kilou the Killer Tiger (1936) in the old process.) Contents 1 Plot 2 Production background 3 Preservation status 4 Cast (in credits order) 5 Reception 6 See also 7 Footnotes 8 External links Plot Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill) is a sculptor who operates a wax museum in 1921 London. When business is failing due to people's attraction to the macabre, Igor's investment partner, Joe Worth (Edwin Maxwell), tries to burn the museum down for the insurance money of £10,000. Igor wouldn't have it but Worth starts a fire anyway. Igor tries to stop him, and both he and Worth get ...
The great aim of education is not by knowledge, but by action. . Herbert Spencer.
“We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.” -- Herbert Spencer
It is easy, because it is natural, to become indignant when we are personally victimized by government. -George H Smith
"Let men learn that a legislature is not 'our God upon earth,' though, by the authority they ascribe to it, and the things they expect from it, they would seem to think it is. Let them learn rather that it is an institution serving a purely temporary purpose, whose power, when not stolen, is at the best borrowed." - Herbert Spencer
To play billiards well is the sign of a misspent youth. - Herbert Spencer
Any unpunished delinquency has families of delinquencies. Herbert Spencer
"During human progress, every science is evolved out of its corresponding art." Herbert Spencer(1861)
Nice soak in the bath.. Get ready for all the soaps and revenge then sleep time:)
"If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves?...
Q.24 Essay on the Principles of population was written by 1. Adam Smi th 2.Mal thus 3. herbert Spencer 4. hebert A. Simon
Darwin didn't Invent the Phrase "Survival of the Fittest". Philosopher Herbert Spencer in his book "Principles of Biology" coined the phrase and extended Darwin's theory of natural selection into the realm of sociology, ethics, and economics. In his 5th edition of The Origin of Species, Darwin used the phrase and gave full credit to Spencer.
Herbert Spencer and Charles Darwin said it best!
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"Rights are based on social contracts. My ability to kill disproves the inalienability of your rights."
True. Today's are really statists. Herbert Spencer on the rise of paternalist politics.
Herbert Spencer on the rise of paternalist politics.
Awesome quote from Sociology book "The English sociologist Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) made the claim that the problem of poverty was the result of people's lacking the ability and personal discipline to work. Spencer based his thinking on the ideas of biologist Charles Darwin, who published a groundbreaking theory of evolution in 1859. Spencer's "Social Darwinism" viewed the rich as society's most successful members and the poor as those who could not keep up. To Spencer, the harsh competition of the marketplace was good for society because it guaranteed the "survival of the fittest." For this reason, Spencer opposed welfare programs as harmful to society because they transfer wealth from the people he considered the most able to the ones he regarded the weakest."
Sometimes we are faced with approaching an energy that we do not understand and in that ignorance we come with preconceived notions, fears, ideas etc... When fear is a concern, the trepidation can form illusions which become more real than what is actually reality. When our preconcieved notions are the concern, we either have ignorance or knowledge as our guide stick. When ideas are the concern, we can choose to research and investigate so we can change our thinking or raise our consciousness. Just because we do not understand something, doesn't mean we should create problems that are not there. Today, I needed to confront an energy that I felt was not in harmony with my spirit and as a result, I did have some preconceived notions which activated fear and concern. So I did a little more research to come up with better solutions and change my mindset. so far, so good :)
Another Sunday that I will miss Mass, not that I am religious or even Catholic, but a “face book friend” has me cogitating on the foibles of the church. I don’t say much to those who embrace their faith, it is after all, after a certain age their decision. I learned as a child that poking fun at them was just as evil as what I now consider many of their retrograde belief systems to be, but it does help many people “get through the night.” Most of my family are devout church going believers but they largely leave their politics at the door even if the priest does not. Their religion helps them make sense of a complicated world and I do not doubt their need for faith or acceptance of what I would otherwise determine to be mythical. At a certain level I have witnessed the value of faith for many who would otherwise live hopeless lives. I attend every once in a while when I need the peace that I think Christianity some times offers, but have walked out several time when the padre offered political c ...
“Those who cannot conceive of a self-existent Universe, and therefore assume a creator as the source of the Universe, take for granted that they can conceive a self-existent creator. The mystery which they recognize in this great fact surrounding them on every side, they transfer to an alleged source of this great fact, and then suppose that they have solved the mystery. But they delude themselves. Self-existence is inconceivable; and this holds true whatever be the nature of the object of which it is predicated. Whoever agrees that the atheistic hypothesis is untenable because it involves the impossible idea of self-existence, must perforce admit that the theistic hypothesis is untenable if it contains the same impossible idea. If religion and science are to be reconciled, the basis of reconciliation must be this deepest, widest, and most certain of all facts, that the Power which the Universe manifests to us is inscrutable.” -Herbert Spencer
A brand new year, but still good ol' memories! WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER? PLEASE SHARE. TMc! Fighting Scots!
On Saturday February 9, Adrian Dix wrote: "Today, two superb MLAs - Spencer Chandra Herbert in Vancouver West End and Bruce Ralston in Surrey Whalley were acclaimed as NDP candidates in the May 2013 election. Both Bruce and Spencer represent a thoughtful, generous style of representation. Proud to have them on the BC NDP team."
About an hour ago, I had a major flash back to my elementary school years when I attended Spencer elementary and my bus driver was Mr. Walker, when I was running out the house and cut my arm on some nails on the porch and I got on the bus and began to cry he ask me "what's wrong with my side kick "I showed him my arm it was bleeding he stopped the bus called in on his CB radio and told them he would be late on his route because I cut my arm up, he pulled out a first aide kit and became a Doctor, and dried my tears and I became his bus monitor I swept off the bus every day and he gave me candy in return. he could never Pronouce my name correctly he would call me "patsy" after awhile I stop trying to correct him I just began to answer by it, and I still do 22 years later Love you Mr. Walker
“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” Robert Heinlein said this and I believe it to be true. unless the pig REALLY wants to sing and is willing to go to any length to learn LOL
I went to the website of Concerned Citizens for B.C. to find out more about a group that's spending $1 million to try to influence the next election.
'the great aim of education, is not knowledge but action' 'Herbert Spencer'
Herbert Spencer From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Unbalanced scales.svg The neutrality of this article is disputed. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please do not remove this message until the dispute is resolved. (December 2012) For other people named Herbert Spencer, see Herbert Spencer (disambiguation). Herbert Spencer Herbert Spencer Born 27 April 1820 Derby, England Died 8 December 1903 (aged 83) Brighton, England Nationality British Era 19th-century philosophy Region Western philosophy School Evolutionism, positivism, classical liberalism Main interests Evolution, positivism, laissez-faire, utilitarianism Notable ideas Social Darwinism, Survival of the fittest Influenced by[show] Influenced[show] Signature Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. Spencer developed an all-embracing conception of evolution as t ...
One Long Search for God For reading & meditation: Mark 7:8-23 "For from within, out of mens hearts, come evil thoughts ..." (v. 21) We need to be reminded that there is in life a dark and terrible problem - the problem of evil. Herbert Spencer in Natural Law in the Spiritual World defines physical life as "inward correspondence with outward environment." When we take in food, air and water, we live. When we don't, we die. There must be a response to our environment. But there is also a spiritual environment to which we must respond, and when we are in correspondence with God we live spiritually. The facts of life fairly faced proclaim with heart-breaking obviousness that human beings are out of touch with their spiritual environment. To be out of touch with God means, inevitably, that we will be out of touch with ourselves and with others. But the history of humanity is, as one historian put it, "one long search for God." We stand beside our altars, we breathe our prayers, we make our vows, we repeat our ...
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Herbert Spencer on representative democracy at the end of the 19th century, and its problems going ahead: 351. Of truths concerning human conduct none is more certain than that men will, on the average, be swayed by their interests, or rather by their apparent interests. Government is itself necessitated by the general tendency to do this; and every act of Parliament makes provisions to exclude its injurious effects. How universally operative and how universally recognized such tendency is, every will, every lease, every contract proves. The working of this or that form of government is inevitably determined by this tendency. Of those who form parts of the political agency, and of those who directly or indirectly appoint them, it must be true, as of all others, that they will be swayed by their apparent interests. The laws of every country furnish proofs without end. And history having thus conclusively shown that those who have predominant power will use it to their own advantage, there has been drawn th ...
Shyamji Krishnavarma (Shyamji Krishna Nakhua) (1857–1930) was an Indian revolutionary,[1] lawyer and journalist who founded the Indian Home Rule Society, India House and The Indian Sociologist in London. A graduate of Balliol College, Krishna Varma was a noted scholar in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. He pursued a brief legal career in India and served as the Divan of a number of Indian princely states in India.[2] He had, however, differences with Crown authority, was dismissed following a supposed conspiracy of local British officials at Junagadh[3] and chose to return to England. An admirer of Dayanand Saraswati's approach of Cultural nationalism, and of Herbert Spencer, Krishna Varma believed in Spencer's dictum "Resistance to aggression is not simply justified, but imperative".[2] In 1905 he founded the India House and The Indian Sociologist, which rapidly developed as an organised meeting point for radical nationalists among Indian students in Britain at the time and one of the most prominen ...
First i would like to point out that the only part of Darwin's theory that is disputed by science is "slow and gradual change", without that it would be classified by science as fact. Second is that Darwin was not responsible for "Survival of the fittest", that was coined by a radical thinker named Herbert Spencer. The initial context was one that would never support assisted suicide or racism. In fact natural selection simply proposes that life faced with death, will evolve to continue on living, even if not all beings within the group are able to reproduce or survive. Darwin claimed that diversity was key to survival. Darwin was ultimately apposed, though not till the end of his life, to the classifications of race. Darwin was stifled by religion, but he always held on to his beliefs in god, and he stated in more then one letter that he was describing creation. The controversy should be one of whether we can prove any state of creation using the theory of evolution, and which creation story we decide to ...
Downloads Spencer's philosophy of science: the Herbert Spencer lecture delivered at the Museum, 7 November, 1913 e
Social Darwinism came from Herbert Spencer's *** All those around him inhaled the rancid scent of pseudo-science and conceit.
Over the last nine (9) months we have learned that Romney has no rock ribbed core convictions for which he stands, but like the chameleon he changes his policy positions to fit the environment in which he finds himself at any given moment. But we do know that he has embraced the Ryan Budget position which eliminates the Affordable Health Act. We know that the Romney-Ryan intention is to get rid of Social Security, as we and previous generations have known it. We know that their vision is to reduce government in the tradition of Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner. who insisted that the federal government should be limited to enforcing civil contracts and protecting women. Bottom line. which is developed from their own assertions. is to dismantle our great government. Repeal the Affordable Health Act and substitute Economic Euthanasia. In other words, just let the 47%, the elderly, the infirm, the poor, the ones who risk their lives at home and abroad, slowly, agonizingly, painfully fall by the waysi ...
Mitt Romney’s political philosophy is in the discredited tradition of Social Darwinism. This was clearly discernible from his conversation with heavy hitting supporters this past week. When Mr. Romney cast aside the 47% of Americans whom he considers parasites on the body politic, and who are falling behind in the survival of the fittest, he was simply embracing and endeavoring to perpetuate that evolutionary theory as applied to human beings. It was obvious that he is an adherent of Herbert Spencer (1840-1903) who superimposed Darwin's evolutionary views upon the struggle that is part and parcel of human existence from man’s beginnings. Spencer’s philosophy was extended and expanded by William Sumner of Yale University who believed that government had only two responsibilities which were to enforce contracts and protect women from crime. Education, environmental protection, roads, bridges, etc. should not be within the purview and concern of government. Bottom line to this social viewpoint would b ...
Okay, he's redeeming himself a bit when he gets to Social Darwinism and Herbert Spencer and sociobiology and EO Wilson and Dawkins
Tim's Tidbits of the Day - in a sometimes occurring feature called History is a Mystery: - As for "survival of the fittest," it was not Charles Darwin who used it or said it first. That would be Herbert Spencer, a philosopher. - It is simply a myth that Marie Antoinette ever said "Let them eat cake" - - at least in public. No evidence supports this but some point to a rival for creating it. - Meanwhile, it was the grandson of Betsy Ross who invented the flag story and a newspaperman who invented the O'Leary's Cow story...
I know I sound like a *** but you people are enough to make me believe in Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism.
my sociology professor tells me that Social Darwinism was created by Herbert Spencer, I thought Darwin came up with that?
Survival of the fittest. Herbert Spencer and Charles Darwin.
If you wan to double check: Herbert Spencer cam up with Social Darwinism, not Darwin. Just look up Spencer.
In this chapter from The Man versus the State, Herbert Spencer attacks the rise of paternalist politics and argues that policies should instead focus on promoting personal liberty.
Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold. -Spencer, Herbert
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Charles Darwin & Herbert Spencer; Survival of the Fittest. That piece was dedicated to me this morning... Smh.
lecturer said Herbert Spencer was a Social Darwinist, tried to tell him he said these things BEFORE Darwin, he said the same thing again :)
Herbert spencer and 18thC land tenure reform
right now renaissance poets. Shakespeare, Edmund Spencer, John Milton, George Herbert and so forth :)
1066, Herbert Spencer, Willow tree . you can match the answers to the questions
> Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage". Herbert Spencer
"The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship." -Herbert Spencer
Getting sassy with my professor because Herbert Spencer's Social Darwinism theory is bogus... I'm too *** opinionated for this class
Pure Social Darwinism. Herbert Spencer would be proud.
Q: "An idea developed by Herbert Spencer. Something Charles Darwin would censor. Survival of the fittest for people." A: Social Darwinism.
Condemnation prior to investigation is the highest form of ignorance. ~Herbert Spencer
Herbert Spencer's survival of the fittest thesis--the root of Social Darwinism--eschews love of neighbor&borders on misanthropy
I - Herbert Spencer, founder of the evolutionary school, believed that education does not lead to national prosperity
The commercial coinage regime was too short-lived to serve as a definitive test of Herbert Spencer's argument for...
Why'd I think Herbert Spencer was an imperialist in a pith helmet and breeches? Almost the opposite! Thx to I know better now
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Ryan's hapless math and Herbert Spencer by way of Ayn Rand budget will make him an electoral mincemeat
The aim of education is not to acquire knowledge only but to put it into action .Herbert Spencer .
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