Maria Montessori, molecular biologist Sir CP Snow, and engineer Buckminster Fuller warned that modern science must meet with the Humanities of classical Greek life sciences to avoid the destruction of civilization. They emphasized that the obstacle preventing this was an inadequate understanding of the second law of thermodynamics. Fuller balanced that law with his synergistic biological energy derived from the classical Greek worldview. Fullerene fractal logic has now been used to establish a new science of life in defiance of the current fixed world view. Fuller considered that the catalyst to avoid oblivion would be through the arts. It can be argued that the Western educational system is actually impeding the new balanced understanding of the second law, which Montessori referred to as the energy law of greed, by employing a culture of fear, particularly with respect to Second law of thermodynamics.
First, the existence of a more pervasive culture of fear within the Australian education system is now a common knowledge concept. Before the removal of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in June 2010, the national newspaper The Australian continuously reported allegations of organized greed within the education system in relation to billions of dollars allocated for the construction of school buildings. On June 30, a front-page story reported that a $ 14 million task force set up to investigate the problem was unlikely to hear complaints about the school stimulus program from 110 NSW principals. The investigation team was unable to provide these principals with “anonymity” and consequently they were silenced by a “culture of fear” emanating from the NSW Department of Education.
Second, a much more serious aspect of coercion within the Australian educational system was alluded to in an article on higher education published by The Australian on March 8, 2006, entitled ‘Muzzling of Science’, written by Professor Julian Cribb , R&D REVIEW editor at Sydney University of Technology. Professor Cribb wrote “Publish or perish used to be the mantra by which the researcher lived or died. Today, according to a growing number of eminent scientists in unpopular fields, Australian researchers can do both.” He defined ‘unpopular’ as “any of those fields of science likely to produce disturbing evidence for the fixed worldview held by governments, corporations, special interest pressure groups, or the most anonymous and irresponsible of research controllers, The interested parts”. Professor Cribb explained how the retaliation was being applied, noting that once enacted, it is difficult in science to find a job other than 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 completely governs the fixed worldview that controls university education in Australia. In 1996, the Australian government was charged in an open letter to the United Nations Secretariat for committing crimes against humanity because of that fact. A multi-year peer review investigation by the United Nations University Millennium Project, Australasian Node, resulted in an official endorsement of that claim on September 5, 2006.
The 14 million dollar expenditure in Australia to investigate allegations of general greed within the educational system is a negligible figure compared to the tens of millions of pounds spent in England to try to discover new technologies from the deepest unpublished physical principles. by Sir Isaac Newton to balance the mechanical description of the universe. Newton’s balanced worldview challenged the current fixed worldview. The classification of the principles of balance physics as a criminal heresy by some people can be considered as part of the culture of fear that will not tolerate challenges to the current fixed view of the world, which is governed by what Montessori called the law. of energy greed.
The disturbing growing evidence supporting the many challenges to understanding the fixed worldview of the second law of thermodynamics can be seen as representing an attempt to bridge Sir CP Snow’s widening cultural gap between modern entropic science and the negentropic life science of the classical Greek humanities. Based on the evidence presented in this article, we could well consider Buckminster Fuller’s consideration justifiable, which will depend on the artistic creative thinkers of the world to prevent
the second unbalanced law that causes the destruction of civilization.
Copyright (c) Robert Pope 2010