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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Bertrand Russel to the Rescue by Poch Suzara
A compilation of newspaper clippings used as visual aid to assist readers in understanding and appreciating the works of Bertrand Russell, one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers. This in the dark and tragic background of the only Christian country in Asia – the Philippines, a leading example of a faith-damaged culture mired in predominantly pre-scientific ways of thinking. It graphically illustrates what Russell opposed and logically argued against throughout his long life. The clippings also show that even at this late date of the rapid import of technology into the world, the Philippines, unlike its successful Asian neighbors, has not qualified as a scientific nation. Its educational system fails to instill the ethics of independent critical thinking and ignores what Russell stood for and championed: the conquest of fear, ignorance, superstition, criminality, poverty, and, indeed, thoughtless procreation as inspired by blind faith in divinity.