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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

A Lifetime's Work

There is so much more effort, attention and care that can be put on to everything that is written. I want to improve the accuracy and comprehensiveness of nearly every page on my websites, yet there are still more page that need to be completely rewritten. I have loads of stuff where argumentativeness has crossed the line into ignorance or immaturity.

It is always a compromise between continuing to write one page and making it bigger, yet still keeping it readable in a web session, which is what I aim for most my pages to be.

I need to take a few months out in the British Library, and spend half a day on every page I have, therefore making good progress on 180 pages. I need a job that is less intrusive on study (I've spent all but 11 weeks this year away from home!)

I have carved out more than a lifetime's future work for myself, which is good. Something to do, before I die!

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You are leaving to yourself a huge legacy to work with when you change jobs... after a little longer there you can work practically anywhere and have quite a lot of "free" time to review all your writings... not that I think that there is much that need to be rewritten, most is fine the way it is.

I Know you currently prefer the medium of the web but if you were to take your writings and re-configure them in to a book you could get paid for writing and hence have time to write your site (The re-configuring for book form should take significantly less time than the original web formats). Also when you have a book out the world takes you more seriously leading to more interest in what you have written from other media sources possibly leading to more money to fund more writing time.

Just a thought.

I feel the same way about my historical research and writing. It is the magnm opus to be completed before I die. Partly done now but sitting in boxes waiting for that moment when work and other crap in life are not strangling me so that I can research and write. Someday, man. Someday.

Comment a bit out of date...

Most of your websites are accurate and well-written already! They seem fine right now, but if you think they need improvement, then I'm interested in seeing how much better they can be.

All the best!

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