Moving The Earth: Archimedes


Give me somewhere to stand, and I will move the earth.

Archimedes, 287-212 B C

Archimedes meant this quite literally – not a man given to metaphors I think. It was of course Archimedes who cried ‘Eureka!’ when he got into a full bath and spilt water over the sides. But I like to think this works equally well for campaigning on issues: all you need is a solid base…

The illustration is copyright: CoraMax via Shutterstock

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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