Charles Clanton Rogers

Reflections based on poetry, music, visual art, book reviews, history of science, first-person history, philosophical essays and International Blogging

“Its a very ancient saying
But a true and honest thought
That if you become a teacher [Father]
By your pupils, you’ll be taught”, Anna, The King and I, Oscar Hammerstein II


I tried to be mostly a scientific physician until I had progeny who chose the arts. My family has enlightened me.  Art best defines Homo sapiens as human more than Science. From the Caves at Lascaux and Chauvet, from more than 20,000 years ago, before agriculture, before writing, before law, long before the Church, before Imhotep and 20,000 years before Galileo, Newton Darwin and Einstein, humankind-the-artist, left his message:

                                                                         “I Am”

Music, imaging and poetry inspire our dreams of the future.  They leave our best footprints.

Charles Clanton Rogers, AB, MD, FACR, Emeritus Professor September 2015

Feel free to press the reblog button

(1) Aaron Copeland, Fanfare for the Common Man, Bernstein Century Album

(2) Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens,: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND, HarperCollins, 443 pages, 2014

(3) Egyptian Imhotep
The Egyptian Imhotep (2667 – 2648 BCE) is the first physician in history known by name. The earliest known surgery in Egypt was performed in Egypt around 2750 BCE.

(4) Charles C. Rogers,                     ‎”Thus in 1633, at the start of the debate, it was destined for frustration as The Church was defending its authority of the subjective (spiritual) whereas Galileo was describing the objective (Sun and planets) – not an issue of Authority.”

(5)  Charles C. Rogers,              “Major figures in the discussion are Issac Newton (1642 – 1726), Charles Darwin  (1809-1882) and Albert Einstein  (1879-1955). Their contributions have enlightened our view of the objective. Having done so, each continued to cherish the subjective. What these three, all-time great thinkers, had in common was a questioning mind. Their intellectual skills and inquisitive drive embodied the essence of critical thinking. Newton and Darwin were devoutly religious men and Einstein often spoke of subjective and spiritual values.”

(6) BBC – iWonder – Isaac Newton: The man who discovered … British Broadcasting Corporation
The story of Isaac Newton’s life. He discovered gravity, and the laws of motion that underpin much of modern physics.

(7) Charles Darwin – Biologist, Scientist –
Naturalist Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809. In 1831, he embarked on a five-year survey voyage around the world on the HMS Beagle. His studies of specimens around the globe led him to formulate his theory of evolution and his views on the process of natural selection.



3 thoughts on “The Artist

  1. bbnewsab says:

    Wonderful and exciting post!

    I’d like to comment much more, but I’m afraid I dominate too much in the comment field below your blog posts. So I’ve decided to leave the “limelight”, at least temporarily. After all, this is your blog, Karl, and your followers. Not mine.

    But before leaving the limelight I just have to share two links with you (both with fascinating pictures of manmade art found in caves from around the world):

    1) ; and

    2) .

    The second link displays a stunning and breath-taking hand print from the Chauvet Cave in south-east France; see also clanton1934’s own illustrating pictures/photos above this blog post.

    Finally, but not least, cf. Exodus 3:14: And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. (King James Bible)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. clanton1934 says:

      I sent an important reply. Did you receive it? ccr

      Liked by 1 person

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