Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 082

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"Is sin a necessary stage in the development of humanity, or a yawning chasm in the very structure of the universe?” Theologian J. Gresham Machen's exploration of "eternal ideas" is joined, in vol. 082, by readings in philosophy and psychology by Immanuel Kant, Henri Bergson, and Samuel Johnson. Insights from forestry, geography, astronomy, and zoology expand the view (Save the Redwoods; We Are Going to be Inspected; Along the Florida Coast; The Red Fox; and The World as Known to the Ancients). Human resiliency, inventiveness and heroism are exemplified in A Heroine of the Black Hole; The Great Yorkshire Llama; The Terry Touch Alphabet; The Man O'War's 'Er 'Usband'; and a biography of pioneering physician Elizabeth Blackwell. James Hazen Hyde's Costume Ball showcases hubris. On a lighter note, are Robert Benchley's Bicycling the New Craze, and Call for Mr. Kenworthy; and Oscar Wilde's An American Invasion. Summary by Sue Anderson (6 hr 27 min)


Along the Florida Coast 19:10 Read by J. M. Smallheer
An American Invasion 10:35 Read by Sarah Rachel Walters
Answer To The Question, What Is Enlightening? Version 2 23:08 Read by Craig Campbell
Bicycling, the New Craze (1925) 8:49 Read by Amy Dunkleberger
Call for Mr. Kenworthy 14:07 Read by Amy Dunkleberger
Dreams 1:08:05 Read by saoussen
Elizabeth Blackwell 9:30 Read by Availle
The Great Yorkshire Llama 17:50 Read by Michele Fry
A Heroine of the Black Hole 3:41 Read by Dale Grothmann
History and Faith 31:05 Read by InTheDesert
James Hazen Hyde's Costume Ball 22:00 Read by Colleen McMahon
The Man-O'War's 'Er 'Usband 19:39 Read by Penny Witt
The Rambler No, 148, The Cruelty of Parental Tyranny 11:44 Read by Tad Davis
The Rambler No. 207, The Folly of Continuing Too Long Upon the Stage 11:53 Read by Tad Davis
The Red Fox 13:57 Read by Sue Anderson
Save the Redwoods 10:49 Read by Michele Fry
We Are Going to be Inspected (1905) 4:08 Read by Michael MacTaggert
What Means, to Orient Oneself in Thinking? 46:22 Read by Craig Campbell
The William Terry Touch Alphabet (for Use By the Deaf and the Deaf-and-Blind) 17:24 Read by Rapunzelina
The World as Known to the Ancients 24:00 Read by Piotr Nater