The Dissent Of Man

By JF Derry

Exploring the influence of Darwin on everyone: atheists, Christians, biologists and entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Our Time Has Come

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.  
Charles Darwin from "The Voyage", page 266; letter to sister Susan Elizabeth Darwin (4 August 1836)


I hope your year has started well, although, there have been a few major blows to our collected sense of well-being recently, haven't there? Migrants, daeth, Syria, Bowie, Bley, Trump, etc. What next? One could go mad worrying about that. The remedy for me is to throw myself into writing, and I’m relieved that this urge has nicely coincided with a chunk of time that I can dedicate to finalising the DISSENT OF MAN. Holding in mind Darwin's quote above, this period starts immediately, will as far as possible be allocated efficiently, but will continue for as long as it takes.

Although Jeremy Clarkson is an embarrassment and about as oppugnant to Darwin's sensitivities and all that's decent as one can be, I'll quote him in his recent telly ad by saying last December, “I suddenly became unbusy”. The difference is that I didn't punch anyone. My crime was hitting them with an idea that was misconstrued as undermining authority, instead of what in reality was showing some initiative, and when you're working for control freaks, that's a big "No-no". The silver lining is that although I am lacking an income, I do have the priceless luxury of time. And what a very exciting time it is; bringing to fruition a project that I have lived with and thought about daily since 2003. You can imagine how relieved I will be to finally see it in print.

However, of course, there is one more hurdle that remains: rounding up the final 33% in pledges to meet the fully funded status required before our Unbound publishers can proceed.

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Thank you big time.


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