talking 'bout a revolution

  • June 27, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Hello all,  Peter (the cosmologist) made the suggestion to discuss whether revolutions ever amounted to anything good. Here's what went through his mind :quote: "By definitions revolutions are destructive, often to catastrophic levels. What revolutions of recent time (200 odd years) have achieved the long term outcomes those who fought them hoped for ? Is there any guarantee that after a revolution has been fought whether the right leadership is able to build the new world ?"

For me the term 'revolution' has not such negative connotations - does it not just mean that something turns, revolves, evolves ?

And how can we know what would have happened without the revolution ? Hard to say 'cos it would just be speculation, no ? Anyway, I think this can be an interesting topic with lots of different takes on it. Looking forward to hearing them !



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  • Maureen

    Apologies I was overseas for this meetup and clearing all emails now. It is of great interest to read the comments. I look forward to next Meetup.

    July 4, 2013

  • Paulo

    It was great to meet all of you. I really enjoyed the brilliant conversation.

    June 29, 2013

  • Peter

    Thanks everyone - I'm clear now that the Internet is indeed a revolution of global proportions, and may be either the hope or the demise of humanity.

    June 29, 2013

  • Peter E.

    Good discussion. I liked it, very inspiring.
    "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."
    Che Guevara

    June 28, 2013

  • Virginia M.

    Good discussion

    June 28, 2013

  • Ziggy

    As usual an inspiring, enlightening and fun evening ! Thank you all for your contributions !

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Engy

    Sorry I could t make it! U thought I wad until I fell victim to a headache that knocked me out for a couple of hours. Only just got up now :/ hope you all manage to discuss some good point about this topic :) see you next time.

    June 27, 2013

  • Kay F.

    I have to cancel. So sorry I developed an infection in my eye. I hope to make it next time.

    June 27, 2013

  • Jindina L.

    Sorry have the flu, was really looking forward to my first discussion

    June 25, 2013

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