I am now connecting the 21st century to geographic regions.
I have begun connecting social mechanics to biographies. This is where the “great men” meet the “social forces”, and where I consider the innovators and destroyers, the movers and shakers and their influence on society (and vice versa).
Although I would like to give more attention to the details of social mechanics, that is to say social changes, social types, and social structure, I feel obliged to give attention to Asiatic, African, and American Indian cities and communities first.
I am starting to connect specific biographies to religion. Among figures born in the 19th century, I want to take note of specifically Charles Darwin and Karl Marx. Although Darwin was primarily a biologist, his rejection of the idea of divine special creation of living things has become a cornerstone of atheistic secular thought. Although there are many who see the traditional religious account and the evolutionary account of the origin of life as compatible, there are also many do not. Marx was an atheist and hostile to religion, and his ideas have also become intertwined with modern atheistic secularism. I intend to consider these in more detail when I get around to secularism as a quasi-religious tradition and its development in modern history.