Mary Leakey: Setting an example for Freedom and Discovery

Posted: 02/06/2013 in News, Opinion, Politics, Science
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Mary and Louis Leakey flag bearers for Freedom.

Mary and Louis Leakey flag bearers for Freedom.

Mary Leakey used her considerable knowledge to discover more. As a paleoanthropologist, she discovered fossils and artifacts that give evidence to the notion that human beings are a work in progress and not the final product.

She established a cataloging method to ensure the tradition of exploration and discovery would be passed on, and that all she found she backed with evidence. Her own son Phillip joined the family business and made some very important discoveries of his own.

Today there is prosperity in ignorance and glory in deceit. Freedom is just a term used to mask a love affair with conformity. The modern world is dangerous for because of how many walls it builds in pursuit of a final answer a beginning and an end. The creationism and evolution argument is really a battle between conveniences. All we’re being asked is to not to bother looking for a third or fourth or fifth option.

'Mary Douglas Nicol Leakey (1913-1996) and her husband Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (1903-1972)' photo (c) 2011, Smithsonian Institution - license: http://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/

Louis and Mary hard at work.

 I’m not so vain that I believe anything crafted by man is infallible or that we’re so frail nothing we find is without merit. The beauty of life is that we all come in knowing as much as anyone else who ever existed. What we do with that is up to us. 

Advertisements

Breathe Fire...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s