The Great Westmen
The terms Westernkind and Westmen are used here as all encompassing, to include both the men and women that make up Westernkind.
This series is dedicated to those who have never known or never considered that their people have made magnificent contributions to the betterment of Western Civilization and mankind as a whole. The story is told through people and what they have achieved. The peoples of Western Civilization are bound together by a bio-spiritual force that expresses itself through creative works; in short through a unique cultural expression.
But what is culture? We hear the term often and the typical person just equates culture with food. Spaghetti, pizza, chicken cacciatore, marinara sauce. Is that all there is to culture? No.
Culture: the customs, dress, works of art, literature, music, engineering, architecture, science, language, social, legal, and religious customs of a people.
Bio-spirit: The force unique to each people and further nuanced among individuals of that people group. Crudely defined as instinct, bio-spirit is the expected natural and historic thought, and behavioral patterns, distinct to a people.
Culture is an expression of the biospirit of a people upon their environment.
The story of Western Civilization is, if anything, the story of men, Westmen. These are a few of their stories.
Science and Technology
Born: August 14, 1777, Rudkøbing, Denmark
Died: March 9, 1851, Copenhagen, Denmark
Born: September 22, 1791 Newington, Surrey, England
Died: August 25, 1867 Hampton Court, Surrey, England
Born: June 13, 1831, Edinburgh, UK
Died: November 5, 1879, Cambridge, UK
He was the first to apply the methods of probability and statistics in describing the properties of gases. Maxwell is also recognized as the father of control theory, being the first to understand the importance of feedback to control theory.
The unit of magnetic flux, the Maxwell (in the centimeter-gram-second, cgs unit system) is named in his honor.
Born: February 22, 1857, Hamburg, German Confederation
Died: January 1, 1894 (aged 36) Bonn, Germany
Born: April 25, 1874, Bologna, Italy
Died: July 20, 1937, Rome, Italy
Awards: Nobel Prize in Physics
“The Road to Radio” is a short summary of the discoveries of Westmen, who layered knowledge of the
new science of electricity and magnetism, culminating in the development and commercialization of
Born: village of Kaczanówka in Galicia, (then in the Austrian partition of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy)
Died: Date and place unknown. Probably sometime in the 1920s
Born: February 27, 1910, Ishpeming, MI
Died: December 21, 1990, Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Johnson came from humble beginnings, born in a small mining town in the upper peninsula of
Michigan. He rose to become a legend in the aviation industry. His designs were cutting edge state of
the art. He created the “skunk works” and ran it with his own unique set of rules, Kelly’s rules as they
were known. His resume of accomplishments reads like a list of the most iconic airplanes in aviation
history. He exemplifies what can be done when a person is able to fulfill of his Potential to Power,
that is: to achieve all the he can be through the full application of his God-given talents.