c. 1200, materie, “the subject of a mental act or a course of thought, speech, or expression,” from Anglo-French matere, Old French matere “subject, theme, topic; substance, content; character, education” (12c., Modern French matière) and directly from Latin materia “substance from which something is made,” also “hard inner wood of a tree.” According to de Vaan and Watkins, this is from mater “origin, source, mother” (see mother (n.1)). The sense developed and expanded in Latin in philosophy by influence of Greek hylē (see hylo-) “wood, firewood,” in a general sense “material,” used by Aristotle for “matter” in the philosophical sense.
The Latin word also is the source of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian materia, Dutch, German, and Danish materie, vernacular Spanish madera, Portuguese madeira “wood” (compare Madeira). The Middle English word also sometimes was used specifically as “piece of wood.”
From c. 1200 as “a subject of a literary work, content of what is written, main theme;” sense of “narrative, tale, story” is from c. 1300. Meaning “physical substance generally” is from mid-14c.; that of “substance of which some specific object is or may be composed” is attested from late 14c. Meaning “piece of business, affair, activity, situation; subject of debate or controversy, question under discussion” is from late 14c. In law, “something which is to be tried or proved,” 1530s.
Matter of course “something expected” attested from 1739 (adjectival phrase matter-of-course “proceeding as a natural consequence” is by 1840). For that matter “as far as that goes, as far as that is concerned” is attested from 1670s. What is the matter “what concerns (someone), what is the cause of the difficulty” is attested from mid-15c., from matter in the sense of “circumstance or condition as affecting persons and things.” To make no matter to “be no difference to” also is mid-15c., with matter in the meaning “importance, consequence.”
“to be of importance or consequence,” 1580s, from matter (n.). Related: Mattered; mattering.
Act 1, Scene 5 of myShakespeare’s Hamlet.
All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past
That youth and observation copied there,
And thy commandment all alone shall live
Within the book and volume of my brain,
Unmixed with baser matter. Yes, by heaven.
Oh, most pernicious woman!
Oh, villain, villain, smiling damnèd villain!
My tables, my tables — meet it is I set it down,
“That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain.”
#Covid19mutation catastrophe propaganda is the expressed aphorisms of the collective Hubris and Delusion of a Statist and Corporate class, no longer relevant and seeking to invent a purpose for its Nostrums and Metaphysical beliefs. #ThereIsNoEpedemic #ThereisnoClimateCrisis
AV10 : GRAHAM DOWNING : CONTROLLING TIME & THE BATTLE FOR FREE WILL
Pelagianism, Free Will Determinism #ActualFantasy #156 #GrubStreetJournal
PART I: WAS GALT DOE’S FIRST DETRIMENTAL TO NATIONAL SECURITY TARGET?
2Globalists have feared American innovation for centuries. Globalist wanted serfs…not educated, innovative peers who might one day have the intellect to recognize they were being preyed upon by economic parasites. Rather than forge for food and shelter and a meager existence on earth, 20th century humanity dreamed of reaching up to the heavens. To accomplish this mankind requires advance energy technologies.
From the table above, the suppression of GALT (Geothermal Atmospheric Liquified Thorium) chemical reactors, was of paramount importance. Unfortunately, the Globalists recognized this was but another threat to the status quo of their secret dominion over humanity as a whole. GALT would not be permitted to go to commercialization until the day Globalists could directly benefit from it.
We must now take precautions to prevent you from being embarrassed by something in which the ignorant majority is at fault for lack of proper consideration, and so from supposing with them, that man has not been created truly good simply because he is able to do evil. … If you reconsider this matter carefully and force your mind to apply a more acute understanding to it, it will be revealed to you that man’s status is better and higher for the very reason for which it is thought to be inferior: it is on this choice between two ways, on this freedom to choose either alternative, that the glory of the rational mind is based, it is in this that the whole honor of our nature consists, it is from this that its dignity is derived.