I just finished reading Ronald Clark’s Einstein: Life And Times. It was a birthday gift from my wife, two years ago. I was destined to start reading it last month. What follows is not a book review, though it may seem so to some readers, but gleanings which overwhelm, inspire, touch one’s heart and stand out as beacons for generations to come.
Archive for January 2010
What is it that Darwin implied, when he propounded the Survival Theory?
Horses have been deified in many parts of the world. In the Japanese Shinto temples a sacred horse was maintained. Roman historian Tacitus records that in some parts of Northern Europe snow-white horses were reared at a sacred grove and never used for riding. When the king or the priest yoked them to the sacred chariot, their neighing and snorting were carefully observed and the will of God inferred from it… Many cultures believed that white horses knew the plans of the heavenly powers. The druids, as also the Persian magi, were said to practice divination by means of white horses.