Tuesday, October 03, 2006


From here:

"As the twig is bent, so grows the tree." The turn-of-the-century "scientific" drawings of Camper and others show (diagramatically, convincingly) a logical biological progression in skull and brain sizes, arranged in a hierarchical (inferior to superior) fashion, from ape to negro to mongolian to caucasian. Later researchers continued by creating further sub-categories, based on constructed standards of societal adequacy. The type of world view comfortable with and dependent upon categorization and quantification, averse to change and a mirror of the status quo, will lead us to the fate of the old gods.

Taking an early 20th century "Evolution of the Face" diagram, I have substituted my own face as an example of Modern Man and placed the marble visage of Apollo as the ideal at which the branch terminates. The Sun God is cold, lifeless, a white dwarf. A static ideal, meaningless, petrified stone.


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