Essay by Georges M. Halpern, November 2016
Progress is a word, a concept, an illusion, a dream
(or a nightmare), a myth, and some.
But it is exquisitely and uniquely human.
Homo sapiens created and nurtured Progress.
What it will be belongs to us and our successors.
Be aware and vigilant.
The Reign of Ignoramuses
Essay by Georges M. Halpern, October 2016
Ganders parade everywhere: on podiums, screens, airwaves,
social media. They claim to know and offer (their) solutions.
Swimming against the tide is arduous but healthy.
Come and dive!
To Change the World...
Essay by Georges M. Halpern, September 2016
Time flies, and our accumulation of available,
trustable, reliable knowledge is accelerating.
If we care for people, we must make sure that
we look at the present, and help build
a bright future.
"All Civilizations are Mortal"... (Paul Valéry)
... "What is to be done?" (V.I.Lenin)
Essay by Georges M. Halpern, August 2016
Begun as the Renaissance in the 1400s CE, profit and consuming driven globalized capitalism is now resented as less and less tolerable by the peoples and the planet. What can we do to salvage our wonderful conquests, while making the world a better place for all?
Essay by Georges M. Halpern, July 2016
New developments across neurosciences
require a complex networks approach to our brain.
Language creates thought and
multilingualism opens the brain to the universe.
Enough to get your mind wandering!