On the world, how we destroy it and how god made us doing it

An interesting and entertaining version of presenting (up to 1.13.46) the destructive power set free by continue do do what Albert Einstein problematised, namely that Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem—in my opinion—to characterize our age. (Einstein, Albert, 2914: The Common Language of Science”, a broadcast for Science, Conference, London, 28 September 1941; here for … Continua a leggere

old …

, it only means that the legacy we have to carry on is even larger, and the new threats against the country from the old enemy have to been fought thoroughly … Fallece Fidel Castro, líder de la Revolución Cubana, a los 90 años *** Cuban Revolutionary Fidel Castro Dies at 90 It fills me … Continua a leggere

The no-problem-society IV – Beautification of teaching, administrative nonsense

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. that is what Confucius supposedly said. And who would I have to be if I dared to contradict. Actually something like it had been stated in slightly different ways by many others. Still, I dare to ask for something to be added: Wisdom is to … Continua a leggere

Artificial Intelligence – and the Reduction of Being

Both quotes are from Hannah Arendt’s Human Conditions, 43 and 41 respectively (Arendt, Hannah, 1958: The Human Condition; Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press). Aren’t they saying much about what Artificial Intelligence is about – and how much it depends on the reduction of ourselves? The unfortunate truth about behaviorism and the validity of its “laws” is that … Continua a leggere

books not only written for their own times

Of course, books are written at a specific period in time, reflect the era and contribute to their stabilisation or change. And they are reflected upon. One of the outstanding works is Thomas Paine’s Rights of man so much to be criticised and rejected, beginning with the title, not acknowledging the need for A Vindication … Continua a leggere

Sure: Shock !! – But also Surprise ??

Yes, he made it – and the world is surprised, and comes increasingly to the conclusion that it should not be surprised. Demograph’s a joining democrats, looking for reasons behind the success of demagogues – not just in Trump’s empire to be; and illusionists reflect on the majestic power of the new magician, money. We … Continua a leggere

The no-problem-society III – Beautification of living trying to gain space

No problem, of course – indeed, only if there is shadow, there will be light. And the one-sided view, so prevalent as it is so easy, allows to ignore seeing the ‘dark side’ – which of course is a problem for those actually sitting in the middle of the shadow. In other words, what really … Continua a leggere

How Europe slides down further …..

Taken from the Euroactiv-Brief Today’s EU policy news, 28.10.2016, 5PM Commissioner mocks Chinese and gay marriage By James Crisp Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger has mocked the Chinese, gay marriage, and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s divorce in a shock speech. Oettinger is infamous for putting his foot in it. But after footage emerged today of the jaw-dropping tirade, it very much looks … Continua a leggere

The no-problem-society II – Beautification of teaching, administrative nonsense

Well, still not married – though what seems to be absurd (at least marrying a robot), is in fact something that is not really soooo new. At least other people thought about the topic as for instance Alberto Sordi in Io e Caterina, long before lawyers went for it. But there are other issues that are … Continua a leggere

Yes I am

I definitely are very much in favour of internationalization of education – though my recent comments may have suggested something else. As said in Shanghai, the questions are What for? and Controlled by whom? – Thanks Julia.