“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:
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
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(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, http://therogerspost.com/2015/08/05/life-inexplicable/ ”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, http://therogerspost.com/2015/08/05/life-inexplicable/ “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 …
http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/zwwgcdm 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 – Biography.com
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.