I'm reading a book called A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future by Charles Van Doren. It's genre is that of Universal History - it is a very ambitious project which purports to be "a compendium of everything that humankind has thought, invented, created, considered, and perfected from the beginning of civilisation into the twenty-first century."
I picked it up for a buck at a library sale in Seattle a few years ago, and just popped it open again. I noticed my comments in the margin highlighting this quote from the Introduction (pg xvi) where he wrote this:
We will never forget the new ideas about just government that were advanced and fought for during the revolutions of the eighteenth century in England, America, and France.I included this in my discussion of the correlation about Spoke 18. On the next page Van Doren mentions the Scientific Revolution of the Seventeenth century, which also I long have had documented on my site (see here). I wrote those articles a couple years before discovering the BC/AD correlation of history with the Bible Wheel which I document in my article called Aleph-Tav: The Key to the Kingdoms:
Now I have had a nagging thought in the back of my mind for some years that there was some connection between the events spanning the 15th-17th centuries (which includes the invention of the printing press, Reformation, Renaiscence, and the Scientific Revolution) with the corresponding BC centuries. This intuition is confirmed by Van Doren in the second chapter of his book called "The Greek Explosion" which opens with these words:
THERE HAVE BEEN two knowledge explosions in human history, not just one. The second began four or five centuries ago and is still going on. THE first began in Greece during the sixth century BC.
The Greek explosion also had a long life. Llike ours, it spread quickly and finally affected the entire known world. Like ours, it commenced with the discover of a new communications device and a new method for acquiring knowledge, continued with the help of striking avances in mathematics, and culminated in revolutionary theories about matter and force.The centuries spanning the "two knowledge explosions" appear symmetrically on the "Key to the Kingdoms." They span the letters Samek, Ayin, Pey on both the BC and AD portions of the Key.
I encourage anyone with similar insights to post them here.