in October 2020, "An Ätman visits planet Earth"
is a science fiction story of a robotic person,
Horatio, using a remarkable new form of energy to
travel at just under the speed of light from his own
planet to planet Earth 25 million years ago. By a
system of 3-D printing Horatio regenerates his body
every million years, so that he is able to study the
evolution of earth from the time of the dinosaurs,
through their destruction, followed by the evolution
of mammals till the present day. The history of
evolution is accurately outlined and the achievements
of homo sapiens are documented in the book.
nature of human culture is discussed, including
philosophical and religious concepts and the rise of
the economy as a driving motivation.
The unfortunate side-effects of exponential growth in population and technology are seen as a threat to the future of Earth. A science fiction solution is devised.
|Published in July 1988, "Why do people do what they
do?" is a study of the culture and behaviour of
human beings. Starting with a review of what it is to be
human being, the book goes on to examine philosophy,
psychology and the operation of human mind.
Chapter on the physical structure and mechanics of the brain is followed by a discussion of the techniques used in brainwashing and mind control.
Two chapters contrast the wide range of paranormal spiritual and religious beliefs that the homo sapiens have developed with the incredible understanding of the physical universe and the technological achievements of the species.MORE details
of Captain Vernon Carlisle Brown MC &
bar in World War One.
The web has some photographs of memorabilia from
that period. It is a
transcription of a diary kept by Vernon Brown during his
20 month stint in the battle zone of France.
The diary gives details of actions and an impression of life in the trenches. It includes some philosophical musing about the nature of war and human interactions.Vernon Carlisle Brown was born in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia on 13th January 1893. He spent his early life in Gippsland and moved with his mother to 15 Mercer Road Armadale in his teenage. He went to school at Caulfield Grammar and to University of Melbourne to study Medicine, receiving his MB BS degrees in December 1915. The degree was shortened by a year with the deletion of women’s and children’s health issues, thus increasing the supply of medical officers for war duties. He enlisted in the Australian Army Corps in 1916 and was sent to Europe in December 1916. After some advanced training in England in early 1917 he was posted to the war front in France and served there till late 1918.