The last stand…

Although created 120 years ago, I thought the below chromolithograph cartoon was still hyper-relevant today. It was published in the July 9, 1899 issue of Puck, the iconic humorist magazine of the late 19th and early 20th Century. Besides, you have to love Newton with a Gatling gun that fires facts.

Via Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-28614 / 2012647443

Entitled, “The last stand – science versus superstition,” the print shows five men labeled “Newton, Abbott, Briggs, Savage, [and] Adler” and one man holding a flag that states “Think or be Damned”, with a machine gun labeled “History, Archaeology, Evolution, Enlightenment, [and] Geology” among boxes of ammunition labeled “Scientific Facts, Historical Facts, [and] Rational Religion” taking aim at a group of clergy on the drawbridge of a castle labeled “Medieval Dogmatism” armed with halberds and a banner that states “Believe or be Damned”.

 

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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