What is Enlightenment?, Immanuel Kant

What Is Enlightenment? Immanuel Kant Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," ... is therefore the motto of the enlightenment. Laziness … [Read more...]

Eugenics in this Newest of Millennia

The Hippocratic Oath written in the 5th century BC in ancient Greece was an oath historically taken by all healthcare practitioners swearing to practice medicine honestly. This oath was meant to encourage integrity among doctors, and ensure the minimization of negative effects their work might have on people. Hippocratic Oath I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and … [Read more...]

JAPAN celebrates new Prime Minister, Mari Yamaguchi

Japan Government  Profile  2012 Country name conventional long form: none conventional short form: Japan local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku local short form: Nihon/Nippon Government type a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy Capital name: Tokyo geographic coordinates: 35 41 N, 139 45 E time difference: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) Administrative divisions 47 prefectures; Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, … [Read more...]

Victoria Claflin Woodhull Blood Martin – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our history's strongest female powerhouses; one that ran for the Presidency of the United States of America in 1872.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Victoria Claflin Woodhull Blood Martin "The truth is that I am too many years ahead of this age and the exalted views and objects of humanitarianism can scarcely be grasped as yet by the unenlightened mind of the average man."      -- … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Celebrating Women Now Allowed To Vote!

Hooray for Women!   Saudi Arabian Women Now Allowed To Vote Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has granted women in his country the right to vote and run for public office. Not so much hooray- in order to participate in public life, women still need permission from a male relative. They also won't be able to start participating in the democratic process until the next election cycle, which won't happen until 2015. Despite the delay in implementation, Saudi Women … [Read more...]

First Woman's Rights Convention began in Seneca Falls, New York – July 19, 1848

    The Seneca Falls Convention  Among the many important questions which have been brought before the public, there is none that more vitally affects the whole human family than that which is technically called Woman's Rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Address Delivered at the Seneca Falls Convention," July 19-20, 1848. Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921 On July 19, 1848, the First Woman's Rights Convention began in Seneca … [Read more...]

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