The Pillars of Herakles: Rockin' Gibraltar
"The title page of Novum Organum depicts a galleon passing between the mythical Pillars of Hercules that stand either side of the Strait of Gibraltar, marking the exit from the well-charted waters of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic Ocean. The Pillars, as the boundary of the Mediterranean, have been smashed through by Iberian sailors, opening a new world for exploration. Bacon hopes that empirical investigation will, similarly, smash the old scientific ideas and lead to greater understanding of the world and heavens."
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Aping The Twin Rock Altars: Gibraltar
"Gibraltar - 1590s, ancient Calpe, captured 710 C.E. by Saracen leader Tariq, renamed Jebel el Tarik"the Mountain of Tarik," hence the English name. A British possession since 1704. Figurative of impregnability by 1856. Formerly also the name of a kind of rock-candy (1831)."
"altar (n.) Old English alter, altar "altar," from Latin altare (plural altaria) "high altar, altar for sacrifice to the great gods," perhaps originally meaning "burnt offerings" (compare Latin adolere "to worship, to offer sacrifice, to honor by burning sacrifices to"), but influenced by Latin altus "high." In Middle English, often auter, from Old French auter. Latin spelling restored 1500s. As a symbol of marriage, by 1820. Altar-piece is from 1640s; altar-boyfrom 1772."
"The only native apes in Europe are the Barbary apes of Gibraltar, intelligent and docile, and these were the showman's apes of the Middle Ages."
"ape (n.) Old English apa (fem. ape) "an ape, a monkey," from Proto-Germanic *apan (source also of Old Saxon apo, Old Norse api, Dutch aap, German affe), probably a borrowed word, perhaps from Celtic (compare Old Irish apa, Welsh epa) or Slavic (compare Old Bohemian op, Slovak opitza), and the whole group probably is ultimately from an Eastern or non-Indo-European language. The common word until the emergence of monkey in 16c. More technically, in zoology, "a simian; tail-less, man-like monkey" 1690s. The only native apes in Europe are the Barbary apes of Gibraltar, intelligent and docile, and these were the showman's apes of the Middle Ages. Apes were noted in medieval times for mimicry of human action, hence, perhaps, the other figurative use of the word, to mean "a fool" (c. 1300). To go ape (in emphatic form, go apeshit) "go crazy" is 1955, U.S. slang, said to be from the armed forces. To lead apes in hell (1570s) was the fancied fate of one who died an old maid. Middle English plural was occasionally apen. Middle English also had ape-ware "deceptions, tricks." "
BLACK PROPAGANDA & FAKE SCIENCE WARNING:
"Founding the Royal Society (Part 1)"
The Royal Society:
"From Newton to Darwin to Einstein, Hawking and beyond, pioneers and paragons in their fields are elected by their peers."
"We published Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica, and Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment demonstrating the electrical nature of lightning. We backed James Cook’s journey to Tahiti, reaching Australia and New Zealand, to track the Transit of Venus. We published the first report in English of inoculation against disease, approved Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine, documented the eruption of Krakatoa and published Chadwick’s detection of the neutron that would lead to the unleashing of the atom. The leading scientific lights of the past four centuries can all be found among the 8,000 Fellows elected to the Society to date. From Newton to Darwin to Einstein, Hawking and beyond, pioneers and paragons in their fields are elected by their peers. Current Fellows include Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Sophie Wilson and Tim Berners-Lee."
Superstitious Royal Society, Peer Reviewed Minds Believe In Fantastic Ideas
Peer reviewed process, a clear form of Pavlovian based peer pressure, has replaced demonstrable physical experiment. Fallacious thought experiment, or rather, literal fantasy, with peer review stamp of approval replaces real world demonstrable experiment that can be endlessly reproduced.
Mathematical proof has replaced actual demonstrable natural physical principle embodied in an actual reproducible experiment or series of such experiments.
Much of the work attributed to Sir Isaac Newton, for example. is simply wrong and not based in real world physical principle as advertised. Not all peer reviewed Royal Society material is created equal. Some of it is demonstrable real world science and some of it is simply secular religious dogmatic catechism, a form of modern cosmological propaganda that is based upon some of the most fantastic and unverifiable concepts ever imagined.
"Isaac Newton (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) was considered an insightful and erudite theologian by his contemporaries. He wrote many works that would now be classified as occult studies and religious tractsdealing with the literal interpretation of the Bible. Newton's conception of the physical world provided a stable model of the natural world that would reinforce stability and harmony in the civic world. Newton saw a monotheistic God as the masterful creator whose existence could not be denied in the face of the grandeur of all creation. Although born into an Anglican family, by his thirties Newton held a Christian faith that, had it been made public, would not have been considered orthodox by mainstream Christianity; in recent times he has been described as a heretic."
Sir Isaac Newton: Superstitious Pseudo Scientist
"English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton produced many works that would now be classified as occult studies. These works explored chronology, alchemy, and Biblical interpretation (especially of the Apocalypse). Newton's scientific work may have been of lesser personal importance to him, as he placed emphasis on rediscovering the occult wisdom of the ancients. In this sense, some historians, including economist John Maynard Keynes, believe that any reference to a "Newtonian Worldview" as being purely mechanical in nature is somewhat inaccurate. Historical research on Newton's occult studies in relation to his science have also been used to challenge the disenchantment narrative within critical theory. After purchasing and studying Newton's alchemical works, Keynes, for example, opined in 1942 at the tercentenary of his birth that "Newton was not the first of the age of reason, he was the last of the magicians." In the Early Modern Period of Newton's lifetime, the educated embraced a world view different from that of later centuries. Distinctions between science, superstition, and pseudoscience were still being formulated, and a devoutly Christian biblical perspective permeated Western culture."
"How Newton dated the Argonauts"
"The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, published posthumously in 1728, blew up a storm of criticism on both sides of the Channel when it circulated in abbreviated form shortly before his death. Facing Newton come two winged cherubs, holding a scroll, which carries a depiction of the solar system and the terms of a converging series (Newton’s method for calculating the roots of functions). Rising behind Newton is a pyramid, at the top of which rests the weeping figure of Urania, muse of astronomy. Beneath her is a celestial globe, “on which”, as the Magazine explains, “several of the Constellations are drawn, in order to shew the path of the Comet in 1681, whose period he has with the greatest sagacity determin’d: And also the Position of the solstitial Colure mention’d by Hipparchus by which (in his Chronology) he has fixed the time of the Argonautic expedition”."
"Most of us have learned to associate Newton’s name with the mathematics of the calculus, the experimental scientific method, and the theory of gravitation. Knowledge of Newton’s chronology is less widespread."
"The calculation of colures was the method that Newton used to present one of the most astonishing claims of his Chronology, which was to date the expedition of the Argonauts to 937 BC and to conclude that this was just before the birth of Priam, future king of Troy. Newton’s need for precision about the location of particular stars in order to determine colures was one cause of his harrying the Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, for the completion of his celestial atlas. Newton’s preliminary findings intrigued Caroline, Princess of Wales, and interested numerous visitors to London in the decade or so before he died. Through one of those visitors, Leibniz’s friend the Abbé Conti, Newton’s ideas were broadcast more widely, especially in the Parisian Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres. There they were first published, and first attacked in public, generating notoriety and suspicion that directly affected their subsequent reception in England and elsewhere. Newton died before he could fully rebut the criticisms that his work received and before he could see it properly into print. The celebration of the Chronology on his tomb was therefore something of a gesture of defiance during a controversy about both secular and biblical history that was, in 1731, still in full swing."
image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novum_Organum
"The Novum Organum, fully Novum Organum Scientiarum ('new instrument of science'), is a philosophical work by Francis Bacon, written in Latin and published in 1620. The title is a reference to Aristotle's work Organon, which was his treatise on logic and syllogism. In Novum Organum, Bacon details a new system of logic he believes to be superior to the old ways of syllogism. This is now known as the Baconian method."
"For Bacon, finding the essence of a thing was a simple process of reduction, and the use of inductive reasoning. In finding the cause of a 'phenomenal nature' such as heat, one must list all of the situations where heat is found. Then another list should be drawn up, listing situations that are similar to those of the first list except for the lack of heat. A third table lists situations where heat can vary. The 'form nature', or cause, of heat must be that which is common to all instances in the first table, is lacking from all instances of the second table and varies by degree in instances of the third table. The title page of Novum Organum depicts a galleon passing between the mythical Pillars of Hercules that stand either side of the Strait of Gibraltar, marking the exit from the well-charted waters of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic Ocean. The Pillars, as the boundary of the Mediterranean, have been smashed through by Iberian sailors, opening a new world for exploration. Bacon hopes that empirical investigation will, similarly, smash the old scientific ideas and lead to greater understanding of the world and heavens. This title page was liberally copied from Andrés García de Céspedes's Regimiento de Navegación, published in 1606. The Latin tag across the bottom – Multi pertransibunt & augebitur scientia – is taken from the Old Testament (Daniel 12:4). It means: "Many will travel and knowledge will be increased"."
Origins: Sea Navigation
"John Harrison (3 April [O.S. 24 March] 1693 – 24 March 1776) was a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker who invented a marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at sea. His solution revolutionized navigation and greatly increased the safety of long-distance sea travel. The problem he solved was considered so important following the Scilly naval disaster of 1707 that the British Parliament offered financial rewards of up to £20,000 (equivalent to £2.89 million today) under the 1714 Longitude Act. In 1730, Harrison presented his first design, and worked over many years on improved designs, making several advances in time-keeping technology, finally turning to what were called, sea watches. Harrison gained support from the Longitude Board in building and testing his designs. Toward the end of his life, he received recognition and a reward from Parliament. Harrison came 39th in the BBC's 2002 public poll of the 100 Greatest Britons."