via Google books Pope, Alexander (1734). It punctured the sense that Britain stood at the summit of civilisation by conjuring all too vividly how brittle such a civilisation really was: how rapidly an unforeseen crisis might shatter it, and how little consolation our traditions or religious faith would have to offer. How might we master the forces of evolutionary change that were operating on and around us, and shape them to our will? Moreau, and his experiments to transform beasts into men, had already begun to take shape in Wells mind.
Man of the Year (disambiguation). Weismanns theory would eventually be recognised as the first statement of what we now know as genetics, but there were many in 1894 who found it implausible, Wells among them. Person of the Year or, man of the Year is an award given to an individual by any type of organization. The Eloi would have been specifically recognisable to Wells Victorian readers as a satire on the Bloomsbury and Yellow Book set, the art-for-arts-sake aesthetes lazing in the sunny uplands of society while the brutalised workers toiled beneath them. A local newspaper typically gives a Person of the Year award to a local individual. The state, he insisted, should not be an extension of nature but a corrective to her tyranny. 4, the, leukemia Lymphoma Society gives "Man Woman of the Year" awards to fundraising volunteers locally and nationally in the.S. Pope argues that humanity should make a study of itself, and not debase the spiritual essence of the world with earthly science, since the two are diametrically opposed to one another: man should "presume not God to scan". Weismann had no certain answer as to how change, variation and mutation might interruupt his closed system; for Wells, flushed with ideas about how to make natural selection redundant, this uncertainty seemed enough to dismiss his depressing theory. First one animal trait, then another, creeps to the surface and stares.