Images of events that changed our consciousness

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    These events had a profound effect on our civilization ... they changed history, diminished options, revealed humankind at our darkest, and put planet earth and all life upon it in fresh WW1_GERMAN-SOLDIERS-POISON-GAS.jpg Bodies Mass Graves.jpg atomic-bomb-nagasaki-cropped.jpg Earth-Rise.-Apollo-11.jpg perspective. Consciousness was altered for ever, IMCO.
     
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    Agreed ..... but burning monks wasn't a shift in dimension of consciousness, IMO, ghastly and effective download.jpg 3288365.jpg as it was .... I considered these 2 but rejected them for the same reason.
     
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    #4 michaelmaltby, Sep 5, 2016
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    Whereas .... I would say that the discovery (and reconstruction) of Lucy in Africa and Iceman in the Italian Alps .... completely changed our perspective of who we are, where we came from and our capabilities (Iceman tools, clothes, food etc.)
     

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    #6 michaelmaltby, Sep 5, 2016
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    And likewise the unravelling and unveiling of the double helix genetic structure of all life forms was profound in its implications
     

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    Awesome thread, MM :thumbright:
    It was Windows for me.
     

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    #8 michaelmaltby, Sep 5, 2016
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    Windows was "The Peace Dividend", IMO. :)
     
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    Personally, I think it was when I saw the 2nd plane hit (on live television, not in person.)

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    yep .... that for sure. Everything changed.
     
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    Never forget that second plane.:shock::cry:
     
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    I remember watching the 6 oclock news and seeing the monk dowse himself with gas and strike a lighter. TV did more to make our nation question our involvement in VN than anything else. was probably the best ally the NVA had. it was the first war waged in mass media and it relatively real time. prior to that the public was somewhat insulated to what went on...

    what got me more than the planes crashing into the WTC was the video of people jumping from those top floors.....
     
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    On the night of December 29, 1940, Daily Mail chief photographer Herbert Mason was fire watching on the roof of the newspaper’s offices between Fleet Street and the Thames. This is the image he captured of St Paul's Cathedral in the blitz..

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    It is impossible to over estimate the effect of this iconic image , particularly in the USA, it literally changed history.

    Cheers

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    I remember when John John saluted his father's casket. This made even the hardest heart break. Back in those days the streets were lined with people showing their respects and the large majority of them were crying. I remember seeing teachers, police officers, and the news casters wiping tears from their eyes. It's probably the last time that will ever happen on such a large scale. I doubt few non family members would be that moved if our president died or was assassinated. If fact I believe these days some souls would actually celebrate. We have lost a decent chunk of humanity in the past couple decades.
     

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    The second plane of 911 is certainly one that strikes a cord, as are the ones of the people jumping. In recent times for me those are the 2 that really hit home.

    The others in this thread are equally as powerful however being before my time don't have quite the same personal effect however powerful the images are.
     
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    #18 michaelmaltby, Sep 9, 2016
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    Fair enough, Doc, but despite your youth .. :) .. ask yourself what change each image conveys.

    Hindenburg fire ... the death of Hydrogen air travel ... reported live via radio
    Gas attack WW1 .... evil weapon that even Hitler would not agree to use in warfare
    Genocide .... not the first of its kind but the first that was embedded in a modern industrial state and painstakingly documented by its designers and engineers
    Apollo Earthrise ... space ship earth ... without this image there would not be the environmental movement that we experience today
    Lucy ..... she's everybody's cousin
    etc. etc.
     
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    An important image, for the reasons you give, but superseded by Voyager's 'pale blue dot' image which really put things into perspective. It was taken at Sagan's urging and he certainly cashed in on it!

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    Cheers

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    ... that's a new image for me .... lovely, thanks
     
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