The Times of the Atlases
Posted by Jerry on August 2, 2007
Just try and imagine the intellectual climate of the world at the time when the following statements were first uttered:
And therefore, the Earth is not flat.
It is not the Sun that moves around the Earth, but the Earth that moves around the Sun and even spins around its own axis.
We have a common ancestor in the apes.
Every man is endowed with the inalienable to right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
Now imagine the stature of the men who uttered them.