Both in The Seven Storey Mountain and The Secular Journal of Thomas Merton, he provided colorful glimpses of Cuban culture and church predating
both Castro and Vatican II.
No one has more than an educated guess about the true history of humankind, and it's not clear if anyone ever will, as all information predating
the Egyptian and Sumerian writing systems is inferential.
We see, too, a poet angered by the plight of the "Negro" of the late 1930s and early 1940s - overtly racist years predating
the sit-ins, marches, and Black cultural revolution of the late 1960s.
The AirDefense patents were filed in June 2002, predating
the AirTight patent application which was filed in October 2004.
The Baker cabin sits on the slopes of Alamo Mountain in Ventura County - the site of California's earliest documented Gold Rush, predating
the Mother Lode discoveries by several years.
The finding was presented in a keynote speech at the Cymer Lithography Symposium in Semicon Japan on December 1, predating
a similar announcement.