With his enormous range of scholarly pursuits the 17th century polymath Athanasius Kircher has been hailed as the last Renaissance man and “the master of hundred arts”. John Glassie looks at one of Kircher’s great masterworks Mundus Subterraneus and how it was inspired by a subterranean adventure Kircher himself made into the bowl of Vesuvius.
Just before Robert Hooke’s rightly famous microscopic observations of everything from the “Edges of Rasors” to “Vine mites” appeared inMicrographia in 1665, the insatiably curious and incredibly prolific Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher published what is in many ways a more spectacular work. Mundus Subterraneus (Underground World), a two-volume tome of atlas-like dimensions, was intended to lay out “before the eyes of the curious reader all that is rare, exotic, and portentous contained in the fecund womb of Nature.” There is an “idea of the earthly sphere that exists in the divine mind,” Kircher proclaimed, and in this book, one of more than thirty on almost as many subjects that he published during his lifetime, he tried to prove that he had grasped it. . . . Read Complete Report w/Photos
In further advancement of the New World Order, progressives have plans to implement Agenda 21 during Barack Obama’s second term. Some people know a little about Agenda 21, while others know absolutely nothing. It bears perusal. Republicans, as well as Democrats, are in on it. It is increasingly becoming difficult to know whom to trust. Remember, absolute power corrupts absolutely. So what is Agenda 21?
In a nutshell, the plan calls for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision-making in the hands of private property owners. It is assumed that people are not good stewards of their land and the government will do a better job if they are in control. Individual rights in general are to give way to the needs of communities as determined by the governing body. Moreover, people should be rounded up off the land and packed into human settlements, or islands of human habitation, close to employment centers and transportation. . . . Read Complete Report
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment. . . . UN Publication
U.N.-backed ‘Agenda 21’ development rules anger many in Texas
by Aman Batheja / The Texas Tribune
Posted on August 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM
Updated Tuesday, Aug 28 at 9:37 AM
A Lubbock County judge’s comments last week that President Obama might cede U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations and spark a civil war have been widely ridiculed. But concerns about U.N. overreach are gaining ground, with the attacks mostly focused on a 20-year-old nonbinding U.N. resolution called Agenda 21.
Texas critics of the resolution have seen their fears echoed by activists at city council meetings around the state and adopted by some of the state’s Republican leaders. . . . Read Complete Report
Al Hulick remembers, to the day, when Agenda 21 came into his world.
It was May 17, 2011, at an informational meeting on whether Janesville should join the state’s Green Tier program. Some attendees reacted skeptically, handing out literature about Agenda 21, a non-binding pact to promote sustainable growth drafted by the United Nations in 1992.
“I had never heard of it,” said Hulick, a management analyst for the city. He assumed fears about Green Tier, through which the state Department of Natural Resources and the nonprofit 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin help communities pursue environmentally friendly practices, would fade over time. . . . Read Complete Report
Agenda 21: Arizona close to passing anti-UN-sustainability bill
26 Apr 2012 6:30pm, EDT
By Jim Gold, NBC News
Arizona lawmakers appear close to sending to Gov. Jan Brewer a tea party-backed bill that proponents say would stop a United Nations takeover conspiracy but that critics claim could end state and cities’ pollution-fighting efforts and even dismantle the state unemployment office. . . . Read Complete Report