Renaissance Science and Education’s Cult of Fear

Maria Montessori, the molecular biologist Sir C P Snow and the engineer Buckminster Fuller, warned that modern science must be reunited with the Classical Greek life science Humanities in order to prevent the destruction of civilization. They stressed that the obstacle preventing this was an inadequate understanding of the second law of thermodynamics. Fuller balanced that law with his synergetic biological energy derived from the Classical Greek world view. Fullerene fractal logic has now been used to establish a new life science in defiance of the present fixed world view. Fuller considered that the catalyst for avoiding oblivion would be via the Arts. It can be argued that the Western educational system is actually preventing the new balanced understanding of the second law, which Montessori referred to as the greed energy law, by employing a culture of fear, in particular concerning the second law of thermodynamics.

Firstly, the existence of a more general culture of fear within the Australian educational system is now a common knowledge concept. Leading up to the June, 2010, removal of the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, allegations of organized greed within the educational system concerning billions of dollars allocated for the construction of school buildings were continually reported by the national newspaper, The Australian. On June 30th a front page story reported that a 14 million dollar task force established to investigate the issue was unlikely to hear complaints about the schools stimulus program from 110 NSW principals. The investigation team could not offer those principals “anonymity” and they were consequently silenced by a “culture of fear”, emanating from the NSW Education department.

Secondly, a far more serious aspect of coercion within the Australian educational system was alluded to within a Higher Education article published by The Australian on March 8th 2006, entitled ‘Muzzling of Science’, written by Professor Julian Cribb, Editor of the R&D REVIEW at the University of Technology in Sydney. Professor Cribb wrote “Publish or perish used to be the mantra by which the researcher lived or died. Today, according to an increasing number of eminent scientists in unpopular fields, Australian researchers can do both”. He defined ‘unpopular’ as “any of those fields of science liable to produce evidence unsettling to the fixed world-view held by governments, business, special interest lobbies or that most anonymous and unaccountable of research controllers, the stakeholders”. Professor Cribb explained how reprisals were being enforced, noting that once enacted, it is hard in science to find another job that isn’t in a taxi.

The second complaint about a culture of fear within the Australian educational system is directly relevant to the second law of thermodynamics because that law entirely governs the fixed world view controlling university education in Australia. In 1996 the Australian government was taken to task in an Open Letter to the United Nations Secretariat for committing crimes against humanity because of that fact. A several year peer review investigation by the United Nations University Millennium Project, Australasian Node, resulted in a official endorsement of that complaint on September 5th, 2006.

The expenditure of 14 million dollars in Australia to investigate general greed allegations within the educational system is a paltry figure compared to the tens of millions of pounds sterling spent in England attempting to discover new technologies from Sir Isaac Newton’s unpublished more profound physics principles to balance the mechanical description of the universe. Newton’s balanced world view was in defiance of the present fixed world view. Classification of the balancing physics principles as a criminal heresy by some people can be considered as part of the fear culture that will not tolerate challenges to the present fixed world view, which is governed by what Montessori called the greed energy law.

The growing unsettling evidence supporting numerous challenges to the fixed world view’s understanding of the second law of thermodynamics can be considered to represent an attempt to bridge Sir C P Snow’s widening culture gap between modern entropic science and the negentropic life science of the Classical Greek Humanities. From the evidence presented within this article we might well consider Buckminster Fuller’s consideration justifiable, that it will be up to the artistic creative thinkers of the world to prevent
the unbalanced second law bringing about the destruction of civilization.

Copyright (c) Robert Pope 2010

Factors of Production and Non Performing Assets

Land, labour, capital, organisation, science and technology are known as the factors of production. Their availability is variable from country to country. In some countries their cost is lower and in others they are expensive. Their supply depends upon several factors. Hence, the governments do offer several subsidies and incentives to encourage production. Thus, the cost of production is variable from country to country. There are several types of incentives being offered to the entrepreneurs.

Similar to the non performing students and governments, there are non performing assets too. Such assets do not yield the expected income to the bankers.

A talented female student did borrow the required amount from a bank for her higher education abroad. Since she is a talented student, she could score very high marks and also topped the university in the U.S.A. There were so many job offers to her, hence she could repay the loan borrowed from the bank in time.

An enthusiastic entrepreneur was in search of all the factors of production. He is talented but he was in need of capital. He approached a bank for capital. Due to his assurances, the bank could lend him the amount demanded by him. He started an educational institution in the sub urban area of a metropolitan city. Due to heavy competition among the capitalists, his business did not succeed!. In other words, what ever he expected from the business, did not yield the results. Hence, he could not repay the loan borrowed from the bank! The bank declared the asset as a non performing asset.

In an another incident, an entrepreneur did analyse the market conditions very well and borrowed huge amounts of loan from a nationalised bank. He did utilise some political influence too to get the loan from the bank. He bought all the factors of production. He did invest a part of his borrowed loan on research and development too. His intention was to produce export quality engineering goods. But there has been a heavy competition in the international market! In other words, his firm’s production cost was higher than that of the remaining international producers. Adding fuel to the problem, the governments policies related to international trade too were discouraging. Thus his company’s produced goods total cost was very high when compared to the other exporters!.

Hence, he could not repay the loan borrowed from the bank and as usual the bank declared his assets as non performing assets.

Thus several factors do play a dominant role in the success of any business activity.

How A “Stupid Orphan Boy” Became The Father Of Science And What It Means For Your Online Business!

He was often heralded as “the most brilliant man that ever lived.” He and Albert Einstein ranked #1 and #2 as history’s leading world physicists.

He discovered the law of universal gravitation. He defined the law of planetary motion. He co-founded the principles and study of calculus. He discovered that white light is composed of all the colors of the spectrum.

More than any other, he is responsible for laying the foundation of our modern-day study of mathematics, astronomy, and physics. Yet this slow, awkward, and fatherless boy was abandoned by his widowed mother at the age of two and left to the care and keeping of his grandmother. As a young boy he did very poorly in grade school, was often teased about his stupidity, and was considered by his instructors very “unpromising.” He became engaged at 19 but the romance with his sweetheart quickly cooled as she left him to marry someone else.

Then something miraculous happened.

The young man became engrossed in his studies and through diligence, persistence, and hard work he became the top student in his school. Surprisingly, his most important discoveries were made during a two-year period when the university he was attending was closed due to an epidemic of the plague. He was forced to retire to his home where he continued his self-tutoring.

So what miraculous change came over this young man? How did he rise above the challenges and dire circumstances forced upon him early in life? What lesson can you learn from his life about turning failure into success?

Here are his own words: “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

Newton was quick to give credit to and magnify or enlarge upon the contributions of those who had gone before him. His vision and perspective were greater than the masses because he continually built upon and perfected the knowledge, ideas, and work of his predecessors.

Small and home based business owners should do the same.

Today’s online business environment at Internet speed is mind boggling! Change happens at a dizzying pace, new ideas and profitable selling models pop up constantly, emerging technologies appear on the scene like waves crashing on the beach one after another.

You don’t have time to re-invent the principles of business success. You can’t afford to wait upon perfection as you create a new business, web site or product. You can’t continue personal learning at the expense of doing – both must happen continually together.

Find yourself a giant and stand on his shoulders.