Saturday, December 19, 2009

“You give me and I give you", O'Earth, O''Country Heads

The Vedic prayer invokes divine intervention to bless and protect the environment.
"Do not harm the environment;
do not harm the water and the flora;
earth is my mother, I am her son; …
Tranquility be to the atmosphere,
to the earth,
to the waters,
to the crops and vegetation."
"Whatever I dig from thee,
O Earth,
may that have quick recovery again.
O purifier,
may we not injure thy vitals or thy heart".

The Seers of Rig Veda speak on behalf of earth for its Principle of Replenishment,
"You give me and I give you".

But we forgot it in our over enthusiasm and have evidently lost much. There is not an easy solution now to work well for everyone, but there are solutions that do work. Political economy cannot, of course, be ignored, for it too concerns generations, present and future, but, it is never late and never less, Happy note is that ball is set to roll. We need to open our minds about the power of common efforts can give us a way to purify our common home, the Earth.

President Barack Obama today said the US has reached a "meaningful" deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions with four emerging economies, including India, but warned it was not enough to battle climate change.

"It is going to be very hard, and it's going to take some time (to achieve a legally binding deal)," he said at the conclusion of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. "We have come a long way, but we have much further to go." The deal reached by the US, India, China, South Africa and Brazil includes a method for verifying reductions of heat-trapping gases, a senior Obama administration official said………Obama was quoted as saying by foreign agencies that there is a "fundamental deadlock in perspectives" between big, industrially developed countries like the United States and poorer, though sometimes large, developing nations…………Meanwhile, officials said a deal has been reached by a small group of 25 countries, including India. "I think we need to see how the text is received by the broader group of countries. It is great that a small group of leaders got together and tried to advance the process but ultimately the way things work here it has to acceptable to everyone," UN Climate Chief Yvo de Boer said……….."I think we should have achieved more but this is an enough of a rucksack full of goods that can help us to a new stage," de Boer said.

Wishing you a Healthy and Balanced Climate

19th Dec.2009

Presentations and Documents tagged carbon

Global Synergetic Wishes Balanced Climate from drssdutt, posted 1 day ago in ... Envido - Copenhagen Climate Change Summit (COP 15) from NathalieGoad, ... - United States - Cached
17th Dec,2009
Global Synergetic for Climate at Copenhagen

Global Synergetic Wishes Balanced ClimateGlobal Synergetic Wishes Balanced Climatefrom drssdutt, 4 days ago, Category: Technology31 slides, 37 views · Download

7 Dec 2009 ... COP15 Post | News from the UN Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 ... Dr. S.S.D.Pandey, CEO of India's Global Synergetic Foundation, ... - Cached

Seal the Deal 2009

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Diapositive 1

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COP 15. World Business Summit. on Climate Change ... Global Synergetic Foundation. TCE Consulting Engineers Limited. Indonesia. Martha Tilaar Group ...


World turns up for Copenhagen

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To support the global climate community and COP15, CIS will hold a Climate Conference...... global synergetic Foundation, put it this way: 'open minds ... in Urdu

Dr.S.S.D.Pandey, CEO, Global Synergetic Foundation . ..... The new global climate regime that will be defined at COP 15 must establish ambitious and hard ... - Cached

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Bright's Vision

The Brights' Principles

1. The Brights is a constituency ofindividuals

As individuals, we Brights have differing circumstances within which we function. We do not think alike on many action issues, and beyond the other principles below, it is not the movement’s desire to press for conformity.

Our nations, cultures, politics, genders, occupations, interests, and so on differ widely. However, we are generally “in sync” with one another because we share a worldview that is free from supernatural and mystical elements. We are set apart in a broad sense from those who have worldviews that embrace such elements, whether entities such as deities, or forces, or both. Most of us find our naturalistic worldview regarding “ultimate beliefs” marginalized in the society in which we live (perhaps utterly disparaged, or even proscribed). Our common interest is to work in varied ways to change this situation for the better. Persons are not excluded from the Brights by politics or other characteristics.

2. The Brights conserve original definitions

A bright is an individual whose worldview is naturalistic (free from supernatural and mystical elements).

We accept that personal interpretations of the above vary. Hence, Brights have their own individual understandings of the terminology, purpose and implications of The Brights’ movement. In the face of all the many discussions taking place, we will preserve as our common denominator the original stated definition ofbright, along with the elucidations of naturalistic andworldview provided and upon which people make their decisions to be counted as Brights.

Each person deciding whether to self-identify by the shared characteristic—a naturalistic worldview—has employed a personal understanding of the terminology (includingsupernatural and mystical) and of any brief elucidation elsewhere on the site. We see little need to reach a common understanding of these terms, or to explicate beyond what is provided on the home page. We anticipate that those individuals who joined the constituency employed for all these terms some understanding in general use that they personally find apt.

The Network

3. The Brights’ Net offers a pragmatic action connection for Brights

The Brights' Net exists to try to influence and educate society through the advocacy of goals and actions by Brights. The organization’s website serves as a hub for the overall enterprise. The site has instituted a forum to facilitate communications among Brights and to bolster their activities.

The thrust of the networking of individuals is their pursuit of actions to advance the stated goals of the movement. As time is a valuable commodity, the Brights’ Net encourages participants to use energies productively toward helping to add constituents, build recognition of persons who have anaturalistic worldview, and pursue the raison d'être, which focuses on social and civic aims, not philosophy.

4. The Brights’ Net functions as an Internet entity and not as a membership organization

We would anticipate that Brights who wish to join with others in affiliations or in fellowship (or to attend local meetings or conventions) would investigate existing organizations germane to them. Certainly, we would encourage those who have such interests to do so. Brights in the network are not constrained by the network to precepts that constituents affirm.

We do not intend the network to be a club or organization that has gatherings or avows any ideology. A sense of camaraderie and reward, if sought by any individual, have to come primarily from his/her participation in actions directed toward improving the situation that stimulated the movement. "Brights speak" to the issues in this movement via messages they send from their computers.

The Movement

5. The Brights movement, using bright as a generic term, is inclusive of all individuals (not groups) who say they are Brights

The movement draws together people, not organizations. It is solely an Internet constituency of autonomous individuals, all of whom hold naturalistic worldviews. Its aggregate of persons has no "party line" to follow. The overall idea is to advance toward broad aims by way of specific pragmatic goals in which diverse constituents have probable shared interest.

The noun bright was initiated as a generic term that could refer to a host of independent individuals who declare “a naturalistic worldview.” Individuals who wish to do so could claim the umbrella label as a civic identity (I am a Bright) or could self-identify by other labels. As many groups consist largely of prospective Brights, we would welcome organizational recommendations to their membership that the individuals look into the movement.

6. The Brights movement is just that, a Brights movement

This movement per se concentrates on attracting the diverse constituents who have a naturalistic worldview and steering actions in a general direction to address grave concerns about the social and civic relegation of their worldview. This movement is not an atheist movement, nor a humanist, freethinker, skeptical, rationalist, objectivist, igtheist, materialist, or secular humanist movement, nor any other manifestation of extant organizations and philosophies.

Commonly news commentators and writers refer to the Brights as "an atheists' movement" or even erroneously treat the word bright as a synonym for atheist. This movement is not associated with any defined beliefs. The Brights' constituency is inclusive of varied naturalistic perspectives and categories. We are not atheist, or humanist, etc., but we offer a generic civic umbrella for individuals who have a naturalistic worldview, along with means for their association and action.

7. The Brights movement is defined by Brights, not defined by others

We intend to work to create a social awareness that the constituency and the naturalistic worldview need to be accepted for what they are, and not be defined as a negation of a religious point of view. The Brights, by defining themselves positively and without comparison, stand defiant against the ways by which society has long defined them. Some labels, by their very use, reinforce the marginalization of Brights in society and lower the cultural authority of what is actually a strikingly wholesome worldview.

We laud those who can stand against terminology that denigrates or lowers the status of a person who holds a naturalistic worldview. A great many Brights do not wish to be identified as unbelievers, or nonbelievers, when they firmly believe in many things. They do not relish being characterized by adjectives that merely reinforce exceedingly narrow comparison to religious beliefs of others -- words that, in many cases, carry a stigma (e.g., godless, faithless). Brights must help society move beyond referring to persons who have a naturalistic worldview only by negative reference to other worldviews, or by belittling comparisons.

8. The Brights movement is a positive force

We intend to work to grow a constituency of Brights able to exercise social and political influence in a constructive fashion. The Brights movement is not by design an anti-religious force in society. The overall aim is civic fairness for all, which necessitates there being a place in politics and society for persons who hold a naturalistic outlook.

There is a human penchant for creating us/them classes in which the "them" is viewed as negative or repellant. Although some individual Brights may have negative views of persons who hold supernatural beliefs, the Brights movement does not proclaim superiority or a disdain for others. What is sought is social acceptance and civic equality. This movement unequivocally rebuffs not only verbal comparisons that cast Brights as lesser citizens than the religious, but also those that cast the religious as lesser citizens than the Brights.

9. The Brights movement seeks acknowledgement and influence in society

The constituency of persons who have naturalistic worldviews needs to acquire social and political clout in proportion to its numbers. As participants in this Internet constituency, we will work to craft a social awareness of this fact. Brights in the Internet constituency resist being ignored, marginalized and discriminated against in our societies. We will work toward all brights being accepted as citizens on a level playing field with persons who hold other worldviews.

We want to create societal recognition that large numbers of Brights exist, and that they will no longer accept being ignored as a constituency. Neither will they be receptive to being typecast as a marginalized identity group defined by condescending terminology.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

God, the Fine-tuned Universe and the Emergence of Life

A bottom-up approach to cosmology either requires one to postulate an initial state of the Universe that is carefully fine-tuned — as if prescribed by an outside agency — or it requires one to invoke the notion of eternal inflation, a mighty speculative notion to the generation of many different Universes, which prevents one from predicting what a typical observer would see." — Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

What are your pure research goals?

Reply to Bryan Frances

Dear Bryan Frances,
I welcome your inquisitive question, however, I would like to put it a bit differently, but,not surpassing the "philosophy"behind.

To begin with, I ask what a professional life is meant for?
Answer might be, for one's life.
Secondly I put, What a life is meant for?
Now our problem set becomes segregated.
In general my second question refers to, "Why have I taken birth? What is its purpose?"
Now before proceeding any further, let me put my presupposition first,i.e,We have intellect.

Now,let me come to your questions in terms of mine:

(1)Do I live to fulfill my life goal? Obviously, being lovers of intellect,( philo-sophical) continue to be inquisitive with respect to the "purpose" of life?
(2) Do we have the goal of mere survival, superimposed to, as if it is our Life Goal?

With respect to the term "Profession" the second one might be consoling but might certainly, not be acceptable with respect to the first.
We may very conveniently ask ourselves, are we really leading toward the real purpose of our life or simply passing our days with excuses for becoming fittest to survive with respect to the space and time imposing conditions upon us.

Hope reply is not so easy, unless we are ready to accept our own blunders.
Sati Shankar

Bryan Frances,Fordham University asked
I would like to ask each of you two questions.

We all have some goals that I will call professional goals. For instance, you want to publish such-and-such a paper of yours or institute such-and-such a change in your department or university. Those are fairly specific goals. A less specific one might be the goal of making a significant contribution to the profession by advancing the discussion of a certain topic.

We also have various goals having to do with teaching. For instance, you might want to mentor more PhD students or significantly improve your ability to help your students write better.

I hope that those two characterizations are not too vague. My first question is: what pure research goals do you have that do not fall into either of the above two categories (at least not primarily; naturally, there will be plenty of overlap)?
An outrageous example: you want to solve the mind-body problem, the determinism-free will problem, and liar paradox (all this afternoon, of course). A less ambitious but vague example: you want to understand the notion of agency better.
My second question: do you think you will accomplish those pure research goals?
Now, you might not have any pure research goals at all. Perhaps you just really love to do research in philosophy and you have no goal other than the pursuit of that kind of pleasure (if that can be called a goal here).

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