A time will come when science will transform our bodies by means which we cannot conjecture… And then, the earth being small, mankind will migrate into space, and will cross the airless Saharas which separate planet from planet, and sun from sun. The earth will become a Holy Land which will be visited by pilgrims from all quarters of the universe.
Winwood Reade (1838 – 1875)
William Winwood Reade was a Scottish philosopher, historian, anthropologist and explorer born in Perthshire, Scotland. His best known book, “The Martyrdom of Man”, was a controversial freethinking study of world history.