November 18, 2021

Learning from History

January 18, 2018

Martin Luther King: Nonviolence Is The Answer To The Crucial Political And Moral Questions Of Our Time

By Mirja Holtrop and Paul Anthony Taylor Every year on the third Monday of January, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An American […]
December 14, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi: Achieving Liberation From Oppression Through Non-Violent Resistance

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s non-violent philosophy led his followers to name him ‘Mahatma’, which means ‘the one with the great soul.’ Born in India in 1869, Gandhi […]
November 16, 2017

Ignaz Semmelweis: Ignored, Rejected & Ridiculed By The Medical Orthodoxy – Then Proven To Be Right

When he discovered the cause of the bacterial disease puerperal fever (also known as “childbed fever”), Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) made possible the saving of […]
October 26, 2017

William Harvey – A Physician Who Understood He Was Ahead Of His Time

By PAUL ANTHONY TAYLOR and MIRJA HOLTROP English physician William Harvey (1578-1657) set milestones in the field of anatomy. He was the first known physician to […]
September 28, 2017

Andreas Vesalius – A Revolutionary In The Field Of Human Anatomy

In the field of human anatomy, the discoveries of Andreas Vesalius were profound. So important was his impact on this scientific discipline that he is often […]
March 9, 2017

Thomas Müntzer – Violent Revolution Is Never The Answer

Thomas Müntzer (1489-1525) was born in Saxony, Germany. He received an academic education and decided very early on that he wanted to devote his life to […]
January 5, 2017

Giordano Bruno – martyred for being years ahead of his scientific contemporaries

On the morning of Thursday 17th February, 1600, Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher, priest, and cosmologist, was burned to death at the Piazza di Fiori in […]