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STEPPING STONES  

In the annals of mankind's positive progress toward the achievement of One World Of and By the People, much already has been recorded. This page introduces certain concepts of the freethinking minds that produced the stepping stones along the path to the ultimate destination. It is by no means complete nor is it anticipated that any conventional end to adding stepping stones ever will be in sight. It is intended to be a work in progress.

By adding stepping stones to the pathway, hopefully it will become the goal and driving ambition of all who participate that someday, someway and somehow, the destination will be achieved and a new and enduring civilization will emerge that, for the first time in human history, can lay claim to the eradication of most if not all the systemic ills that deny mankind's achieving One World Of and By the People.

It will be recognized throughout this endeavor of reviewing certain existing pathways and adding new stepping stones to those, as well as new contemporary pathways, that the major influence is grounded in Western Civilizations and their associated cultures with their most influential freethinkers. This not to say that Mid or Far Eastern cultures, empires or civilizations will play no part. It is to say that most of our intellectual influences are derived from our European and  Western Asian antecedents.

With the immediately above posited observation, consider the little known Saracen Empire that stretched geographically from what now is known as Spain, across Northern Africa, and into the many lands of the mid-East touching the borders of India and beyond to those of China. In addition their legacy stretched chronologically from the birth of Muhammad in 570 to the expulsion of the Moors from Spain in 1492.

From such an expansive geographic domain stretching temporally across 900 years, this little known but vast keeper of the ancient Egyptian/Greek/Roman empires' collective knowledge in science and the humanities had obvious influence and great impact on Western European development that helped its emergence from the Dark Ages before the Saracens' ultimate fading into history. This particular pathway of antiquity is important to acknowledge as references to certain locations as well as  individuals with non-traditional European names then will not be foreign to freethinkers who visit this site.

In order to acquaint the visitor with the two predominant, pre-established pathways paved with stepping stones that are considered observable building blocks of a rational and enduring alternative civilization, a discussion of each can be found under the page entitled, "Pathways". Within each of the two primary pathways, Physical Science and Social Science, further examples of specific stepping stones will be discussed in order to lay the foundation of how these two seemingly disparate pathways became convergent in the recent past.

To begin your review, please click on Pathways.

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