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Floretine Program in Science-Art

June 26, 2009


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The FLORENTINE PROGRAM for a NEW MEASUREMENT of HUMANITY  (FPMNH) is a complex endeavour based on the change of Science & Society Paradigm of the industrial society.

The EGOCREANET // Open Nrtwork for new Science & Art (ON-NS&A-; , born in Florence in the year 2004 think that we live in a era of change of science understanding  from the reductionistic mechanical and quantitative paradigm  to a better  qualitative concepts in science driven by the development of the science of life.

The main idea of Paolo Manzelli to develop  new paradigmatic to Science born in CUBA in 1998 see:;

After the strategy in favor to generate e mental change get the opening of an an international program aiming to ACCELERATING INTO THE EUROPEAN FUTURE OF  KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY.;

Today the FPMNH is open to develop a lot of contribution during the in progress meetings in Florence of the EGOCREANET//ON-NS&A .see for instance;:

I hope that... [More]

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With These Hands

April 10, 2009

Barr, M. (2008). With These Hands: The Story of an American Furniture Factory. DVD. USA. Released 12-2008. Producers Matthew, Barr and David, Williams. 80mts

  <> Well worth a look

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Coming Attractions Apr09 Paul Wildman

April 10, 2009

Paul Wildman [Kalgrove Pty/Ltd - ] PO 73 Northgate 4013 Brisbane Australia ph +61 7 32667570. Mob 0412027818 'Treat our  Earth well - it was not given to us by our parents - it was loaned to us by our grandchildren'


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Technique - Hand Labour: international comparative hourly rates
Skilled machine operator – technique:
Vietnam operator’s labour - $00.20/hr+$00.05/hr oncosts=∑00.25/hrAUD 2006 figs
China operator’s labour - $01.40/hr+$00.10/hr oncosts=∑$1.50/hrAUD 2006 figs
operator’s labour - $02.5/hr+$00.25/hr oncosts=∑$02.75/hrAUD 2009 figs

operator’s labour - $20/hr+$05/hr oncosts=∑$25/hrAUD 2009figs
US –
operator’s labour - $18/hr+$07/hr oncosts=∑$25/hrAUD 2006 figs [Act. is $18.20/hr + $8.40/hr oncosts = $26.60/hr]

Observations: (1) Aust and the US have similar labour cost structures.

(2) Vietnam’s labour cost is 01% of Australia’s comparative hourly rate
(3) China’s labour cost is 06% of Australia’s comparative hourly rate
(4) Malaysia’s labour cost is 11% of Australia’s comparative hourly rate
(5) So $1AUD buys 2.5 mts labour in Aust and the US and 20mts labour in Malaysia, 40mts labour in China and 4hrs labour in Vietnam.  Source: Barr (2008)....


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Art of Surviving - Willits, California exemplar

February 6, 2009


WELL Overview

Oil is a finite resource, and by some estimates, is declining rapidly. This will mean dramatic changes in the way we as individuals and as a society function. Oil provides not only fuel for our vehicles and power plants, but also plastics, pesticides, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, etc. Hydrogen, an often-touted replacement fuel, still has a myriad of problems to overcome, including energy efficient production, transportation and storage. As oil begins to grow more expensive, the potential for our society to continue commuting long distance to work or play will be the first to go, followed by deliveries of consumable products and then, essential products (both manufacturing and delivery of the same).

Beginning in October of 2004, Dr. Jason Bradford began showing the film 'The End of Surburbia' to those interested in the Willits Community. Interest grew and after several showings, the seeds of WELL began to develop, drawing a diverse cross section of the community into its folds.

From this diverse group, the primary objectives for WELL became

  • Determining the current resource use in the community of Willits, California (energy, transportation, food, housing, etc.),
  • Examining how the community can reduce its consumption of those resources imported,
  • Visualizing...

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American Socialism

January 14, 2009

That Bastion of American Socialism
By Dmitry Orlov

Over the past few months the American mainstream chatter has experienced a
sudden spike in the gratuitous use of the term "Socialist." It was
prompted by the attempts of the federal government to resuscitate
insolvent financial institutions. These attempts included offers of
guarantees to their clients, injections of large sums of borrowed public
money, and granting them access to almost-free credit that was magically
summoned ex nihilo by the Federal Reserve. To some observers, these
attempts looked like an emergency nationalization of the finance sector
was underway, prompting them to cry "Socialism!" Their cries were not as
strident as one would expect, bereft of the usual disdain that normally
accompanies the use of this term. Rather, it was proffered with a wan
smile, because the commentators could find nothing better to say --
nothing that would actually make sense of the situation.

Not a single comment on this matter could be heard from any of the
numerous socialist parties, either opposition or government, from around
the globe, who correctly surmised that this had nothing to do with their
political discipline, because in the US "socialism" is commonly used as... [More]

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NASA climatologist plea

January 14, 2009

Nasa climate expert makes personal appeal to Obama
by James Randerson
11 January 2009

View this article on the Culture Change site:

One of the world's top climate scientists has written a personal new year
appeal to Barack and Michelle Obama, warning of the "profound disconnect"
between public policy on climate change and the magnitude of the problem.

With less than three weeks to go until Obama's inauguration, Professor
James Hansen
, who heads Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, asked
the recently appointed White House science adviser Professor John Holdren
to pass the missive directly to the president-elect.

In it, he praises Obama's campaign rhetoric about "a planet in peril", but
says that how the new president acts in office will be crucial. Hansen
lambasts the current international approach of setting targets through
"cap and trade" schemes as not up to the task. "This approach is
ineffectual and not commensurate with the climate threat. It could waste
another decade, locking in disastrous consequences for our planet and
humanity," the letter from Hansen and his wife, Anniek, reads.

The letter will make uncomfortable reading for officials in 10 US states
whose cap and trade mechanism - the... [More]

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War is a Racket

January 14, 2009

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Top U.S. General on the Real Forces Behind War

That war is a racket has been told us by many, but rarely by one of this stature. Though he wrote the landmark book War is a Racket in 1935, the highly decorated U.S. General Smedley Butler (two Congressional Medals of Honor) deserves to be heralded for this timeless message, which rings true today more than ever. Below is an engaging two-page summary.

WAR IS A RACKET – by General Smedley Butler

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. In the World War [World War I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted huge gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns...


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Golden Rule by Chris King

January 14, 2009

Gaia Shibboleth 1: The Golden Rule

Karen Armstrong's TED lecture

The theme of this blog, which will extend to a series of articles, was generated by a TED lecture by Karen Armstrong, entitled Charter for Compassion, in which she made a plea for understanding between the three great religions of montheism - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - along with all ethical traditions, on the basis that the uniting core of all spiritual paths is the so-called "Golden Rule", otherwise known as the Ethic of Reciprocity.

The series will look at the ways in which religions violate the Golden Rule in strategies of dominance, while at the same time espousing it to their followers, and how, to live in the closing circle of a single planet, we now have to come to terms with a new deeper ethic of diversity in coexistence, in applying the Gaia principle, as a 'Grim-Reaper' shibboleth, to resolve intractable apocalyptic divisions and avoid triage of our living futures.

In presenting her charter of compassion, Karen firstly enunciated the statement of Confucius:

Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.

She then recounted the anecdote of the Jewish sage Hillel, who when...

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religion and social cooperation

January 14, 2009


This article in the Gaia Shibboleth series covers two in-depth reviews of the social effects and possible social evolutionary basis of religiosity.

The first "The Origin and Evolution of Religious Prosociality" by Ara Norenzayan and Azim Shariff (Science 322 58-62 2008) examines how religions contribute to various forms of altruism, trust and personal reputation under the banner of 'prosociality'.

Social science theories have long pointed to religion as a cultural facilitator of social cohesion and ingroup solidarity often at the expense of rival groups. Various evolutionary theories of religion all predict that religious beliefs and behaviors have facilitated human prosocial tendencies. Some argue that at least certain religious beliefs and behaviors are evolutionary adaptations for group-living in large communities that have maximized genetic fitness.

Two evolutionary accounts are compatible with cultural variability. One proposes that religious content is a cultural by-product of a suite of psychological tendencies evolved in the Pleistocene for other purposes, such as detecting and inferring the content of other minds and sensitivity to one’s prosocial reputation in the group. Religious beliefs, to the extent that they were compatible with these psychological tendencies, could then culturally spread through social learning mechanisms and could solve adaptive...

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Exemplar green network

January 10, 2009

Subject: exemplar

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