Ethics Before Science: Yik Yak Glofish Heraclitus Art


Young minds love fresh, interesting things like presocratic philosophy, if you give it a nice modern twist as evidenced by this Yik Yak experiment.

Learning anything is an exercise in language development.  From the first letters and numbers a child learns to complex abstract concepts encountered in the upper echelons of academia, the challenge in learning anything is retention and articulation of symbols for thought.  It is through language that one engages in the human community and is able to participate in dialog that leads to growth and sustained progress.  The central challenge for many in their walk of learning is connecting their inner experience of subjective consciousness to language that enables them to come into a state flow with a subject.  In the flow state, one is able to engage a topic without fear of failure and have the patience required to master, construct, and deliver a unique interpretation of it to others to participate in a dialog that deeps insight and advances learning.  The true measure of success is the ability of one to use new learning to enter into a conversation with another about the nature of reality.  Often, those new to a particular area can contribute in novel ways as they attack problems with fresh means, unconditioned by previously held paradigms and dogmas.  Children, if given the right forum, can advance the current state of the art in particular fields.  Nowhere is this idea more true than in modern biology.  In the era of Big Data, life has been deconstructed by modern science into fragments: atoms, molecules, complexes, organelles, cells, tissues, organisms, social networks, ecosystems, and earth as a whole. 

The central challenge is:

How do we use it for joy, love, peace, and compassion.

About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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