Tag Archives: Gradualism

First Principles: Freedom Is More Usually Taken Through Gradual and Silent Encroachments

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788     … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Uniformity Of Change – Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell was born November 14, 1797.   We have previously discussed Charles Lyell and some of his scientific theories in prior posts.  Please review these for a deeper understanding. The subject we will discuss here is uniformitarianism.  This … Continue reading

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