Can we save Venice?

When I read news like this: Venice will be under water by 2100, I think: we must save Venice! Can we? YES, we can! I always think big, but this is bigger than me, and every individual. But together we can do it. We did the impossible: we walked on the Moon, we sent Voyager to the edge of Solar System, we took a photo of a Black Hole! I have big ideas, but my voice is small, so I need voices that are heard, like leaders, actors, activists, politicians, journals and magazines, CEOs and so on. These are just some examples:

@sciencemagazine

@nature

@NatGeo

@WWF

@TEDTalks

@guardianscience

@sciam

@CNN

@euronews

@Britannica

@Telegraph

@BBCRealityCheck

@BarackObama

@BillGates

@JeffBezos

@elonmusk

@iamjohnoliver

@AngelaMerkeICDU

@GiuseppeConteIT

@JunckerEU

@EmmanuelMacron

@LuigiBrugnaro

@TheEllenShow

and many many more!

So here is my idea (it is a crazy idea like all great ideas: some people will laugh at first, but brilliant people will realize it is feasible): while we continue and intensify the efforts towards reduce pollution, gas emission and so on, together we could also

BUILD A SEA!

Why won’t we build a new sea, or more? With our forces together this will be easier than it sounds, with the use of our modern equipment, big machines and smart people!

So, we will first dig a big hole – my first thought was a desert (just think of Sahara), or an arid zone, but if it is not suitable I’m sure our brilliant scientists will figure out perfect place(s) for this. There are also many natural craters or human made holes that could possibly be used. If we’ll use a desert, we can take the sand from it and also help the beaches in need. Then we’ll use pumps day by day, year after year, to suck the right volume of water from the Mediterranean Sea and the Oceans, transport it and fill the hole(s) with it, and create – first – Venice Sea, then New York Sea, and Sidney Sea, or any coastal city’s Sea. It is not easy, but as a famous president said once, we have to do it ‘not because they are easy, but because they are hard.’ And most importantly, because if we don’t do it, Venice, and many other cities will be under water soon. Or we could start now and save them, together!

If this will go well, then I will share my idea (even crazier but also feasible) on how to produce electricity to have plenty of it, for every city of this world – our home, our only world!

#united #savevenice #wewillbuildasea #oneworld #climate #environment

 

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Simplicity

Every day we are bombed with violent, sexual or shocking images. I am against!
I am for simplicity, beauty, purity. Probably it won’t sell as well, but I will not renounce my campaign of gaining at least a bit of innocence back.
So I present you a picture called Simplicity:
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Stop Hate!

It’s so weird to see people from a minority despising other minority… Or, immigrants in a foreign country detesting other immigrants, just because they come from another continent… Or from another religion; another sexual orientation; and so on… Unfortunately I’m seeing hate in all forms, on a daily basis, and I’m sick of it.

If hatred will be a race, I will be a racist myself! Except I don’t hate people, but stupidity and its hostility are the ones I cannot stand.

When will people understand that from aversion to Auschwitz is only a step?

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HIC SVNT LEONES

Our world is becoming more and more a Terra Incognita. Even we know all the territories… It’s our way of being, of acting. We are strangers! Strangers to others, and increasingly strangers to ourselves… Of course, there is still time. We need to think more. Cogito ergo sum is more than ever true.

 

Here’s a great piece of art dedicated to all explorers of geographic and human borders!

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https://www.saatchiart.com/art/New-Media-HIC-SVNT-LEONES-Limited-Edition-1-of-5/1075471/4236760/view

We are all cyborgs!

And that’s a good thing, thinks Andy Clark, a philosopher and cognitive scientist. He considers that our mind extends into the world and is regularly entangled with a whole range of devices. That’s why we are all cyborgs, in the most natural way. An insightful article by Larissa MacFarquhar in The New Yorker.

In his last books, Culianu launched first ideas of his theory of morphodynamics (I named his theory Culianu’s Model). Culianu thought that our mental space [something we really don’t know what is and where to be found, but he had hope (and that was before 1991) that cognitive sciences (for sure together with philosophy, as Larissa MacFarquhar said: Cognitive science addresses philosophical questions—What is a mind? What is the mind’s relationship to the body? How do we perceive and make sense of the outside world?—but through empirical research rather than through reasoning alone) will find out, and nowadays it seems they’re getting closer and closer] had amazing properties, and the most remarkable one is that it is not limited to three dimensions, as is the surrounding physical universe.

I think there is a possible convergence point of his theory and Culianu’s. We must do some research on this… So, Clark said that our minds extend out into the world, Culianu said that everything that happened in History first occurred in the human mind. Correct.

Our mind is everything, and everything is our mind.

O înmormîntare… tristă

Am ridicat privirea din carte exact atunci. Prin fața ferestrei, pe partea cealaltă a drumului, trecea molcom o procesiune de înmormîntare. Procesiune e cam mult spus: trei oameni în frunte, cu crucea și praporii, vreo doi sau trei între ei și cei doi popi, mașina funerară, urmată de opt oameni, cinci femei și trei bărbați. O înmormîntare cu adevărat tristă. Doar atît mai rămîne în urmă? Mai bine nu te mai îngropi. Sau mai bine nu mori!

Haita de lupi din jurul ministrului

Ca o haită de lupi rectorii multor universități din țară (45 se pare, dar există cel puțin unul care neagă că a semnat: sîntem curioși să aflăm adevărul!) s-au unit în jurul masculului alfa. Știm cu toții ce înseamnă asta: nu e pentru a-l susține, ci pentru că au simțit mirosul pătrunzător, înțepător, al puterii. Înseamnă, de fapt, că vor cu toții să prindă o bucată din hoit, după ce liderul lor se va fi înfruptat destul. E leșul învățămîntului universitar românesc cel din care se hrănesc, dar lupilor nu le pasă, nu le-a păsat niciodată.

RUȘINE!

Mi-e rușine că am fost parte a acestui sistem universitar românesc (din fericire doar ca student, masterand, doctorand și post-doctorand). Sînt mîndru însă că am părăsit la timp sistemul acesta universitar la putreziciunea căruia participați și voi, domnilor rectori. Sînt mîndru că sînt independent researcher, chiar dacă asta înseamnă lipsa oricărui salariu, bursă sau orice alte fonduri din partea voastră și a masculului vostru alfa. Ca să parafrazez versul din Imnul golanilor, „Mai bine mort, decît comunist”: mai bine lup singuratic (sau de stepă cum ar spune Hesse) decît parte din haita voastră! Nu e ușor să fii singur printre haite, dar sper, știu!, că nu sînt unicul…

„Cum să nu fiu un lup de stepă şi un sihastru jerpelit în mijlocul acestei lumi, cînd din toate ţelurile ei nu împărtăşesc nici unul singur, cînd nu sînt părtaş la bucuriile ei!” (Hermann Hesse, Lupul de stepă)

https://www.agerpres.ro/educatie-stiinta/2018/01/28/alti-15-rectori-sustin-nominalizarea-lui-valentin-popa-ca-ministru-al-educatiei-in-total-45-au-semnat-scrisoarea-deschisa–44748

https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/actualitate/rectorul-universitatii-babes-bolyai-neaga-ca-a-semnat-scrisoarea-de-sustinere-a-noului-ministru-al-educatiei-868987