Knowledge

Usury: Tool or Torment?

The practice of lending and borrowing are necessary in a community, but at what point does it become too much? Interest rates and debt are not new to society, but the acceptance of the questionable morals behind such practices are new.

Join us as we run through a history of Usury, from a tool of social cohesion to one of social control.

Is There Any Truth In Ents?

The importance of trees has been well known to most for some time, from their role in producing the air we breathe to their role as important habitats for other creatures, creatures that included us in the past. Now however, as climate change weighs more heavily on the public consciousness and the amazon burns, more focus is being placed on just how key trees are in their ecosystems with some trees being the MVP of their game.

The Age of Knowledge

How old is knowledge? The idea itself of knowing things has obviously been around for millennia, but what about what we would call knowledge? In the west, the definition of knowledge accounts for the mathematics of perfect circles, the physics holding the moon in place and the psychology of what your neighbor will do ifContinue reading “The Age of Knowledge”

The Legacy of Edward Colston

How Bristol’s most loved son helped secure the slave trade in the UK, founding parliament as we know it in the process.
A story of slavery,exploitation and greed. Who’s end we are still yet to see.

Colston (Pt. I)- The Invasion of Africa & The Birth of an Idea

The life of Edward Colston, the former favorite philanthropist of the city of Bristol in England has been written about a lot since he was dethroned from his plinth and hauled into the city’s harbour in early June of 2020 during Black Lives Matter protests. Many buildings in the city of Bristol bear his name despite his family’s involvement with the slave trade and the recent global BLM protests provided a lead up to an eventContinue reading “Colston (Pt. I)- The Invasion of Africa & The Birth of an Idea”

Colston (Pt. II)– The Emergence of Englishmen & Economy

Despite the royal English charter granting trade in East Africa, England still found itself plagued by foreign ships in her own waters. The Dutch, having the most powerful navy of the time, had harassed British ships for decades by disrupting trade and were generally considered to be the leading European trading power. Control of Europe’s waters meant control of the bountiful trade routes that passed through them and this had been a priority for Cromwell asContinue reading “Colston (Pt. II)– The Emergence of Englishmen & Economy”

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