By Bill Federer, staff writer
”New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!” was the script of a 1938 radio drama based on the novel War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, who died AUGUST 13, 1946.
H.G. Wells wrote the best sellers The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The First Men in the Moon, which inspired a boy named Robert Goddard to become the father of modern rocketry.
At the National Space Club, March 29, 1985, President Reagan stated:
“Personally, I like space. The higher you go, the smaller the Federal Government looks.”
“Dr. Goddard once wrote a letter to H.G. Wells…
‘There can be no thoughts of finishing, for aiming at the stars…is a problem to occupy generations…there is always the thrill of just beginning.’”
In his Outlines of History, (NY: MacMillian Co., 1920), H.G. Wells said of the U.S. Constitution:
“Its spirit is indubitably Christian.”
In Outlines of History, (NY: MacMillian Co., 1920, Vol. 2, p. 13), H.G. Wells wrote:
“Because Mohammed too founded a great religion, there are those who write of this evidently lustful and rather shifty leader as though he were a man to put beside Jesus of Nazareth or Gautama or Mani.
But it is surely manifest that he was a being of commoner clay; he was vain, egotistical, tyrannous, and a self-deceiver; and it would throw all our history out of proportion if, out of an insincere deference to the possible Moslem reader, we were to present him in any other light.”
In The Secret Places of the Heart, 1922, H.G. Wells wrote:
“Sir Richmond and Miss Grammont went out into the moonlit gloaming…crossed the bridge…and followed the road beside the river towards the old Abbey Church, that Lantern of the West…said Sir Richmond…
‘It’s only through love that God can reach over from one human being to another. All real love is a divine thing.”
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