Government, Economics, Ecology and the Human Condition

Western politics is derived from ancient Greek philosophy, in which economics means ‘order of the house’ and ecology means ‘knowledge’ of the house’. House, in this sense, refers to the biosphere in which we all live. Unless we put knowledge of the ecology before the order of the economy, humanity society will fall into disorder and chaos. Now that the Platonic tradition of Greek philosophy has been found to be fundamental to the newly emerging Fullerene fractal life science, the existing entropic world-view translates such terms into an incoherent babble. Quantum biological chemistry, automatically associates the terms economics and ecology with both the material environment and the holographic reality, beyond the comprehension of present economics and environmental science.

In the light of the above, the question arises, what is the medically ethical role of responsible governmental guidance in benefiting the global human condition? The 20th Century French philosopher, Michel Foucault coined the term ‘Governmentality’ to mean a government that employs all components necessary to establish a well-ordered, happy society. This echoes Aristotle’s ethical politics to guide ennobling government, an impossible concept with the current hypocrisy, enforced by the obsolete entropic logic governing the present science of political management. For example, 20th Century science was completely governed by Einstein’s ‘Premier law of all science’, which forbade any life-science to be part of the functioning of fractal logic. Modern nanotechnology, and quantum entanglement has proven the second law of thermodynamics to be a false assumption.

In order to design a working model embracing Foucault’s ‘Governmentality’ principles, an acceptable belief system would need to be constructed to form a sustainable ‘Social Cradle’ in which to absorb the culture shock that is most likely to result from the knowledge pertaining to the discovery of the new Platonic-Fullerene chemistry. For its scientific development in this area, the University of Florence’s New Measurement of Humanity Renaissance Project has received Presidential acclaim for its research development of that very quantum biological life-science chemistry. It can be considered that this crucial ‘Social Cradle’ concept, envisaged by Buckminster Fuller, in his book Utopia or Oblivion, is now of extreme global importance

The problems of profound differences between individual autonomous governments, due to cultural and religious conflicts, available natural resources, geographical positioning, climatic conditions, etc., will need to be addressed within the ethical format of the new chemistry. The concept of the balancing of both chemistries, has already presented a vision of untold abundance, necessary to optimise the global human condition. The new technologies designed to achieve this state of well being, can be seen to be emerging onto the drawing board for human survival, but they cannot be comprehended by the existing unbalanced scientific mentality of Homo Entropicus. Many people intuit the possibility of an upgrading of global consciousness, which, the 1937 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Szent-Gyeorgyi, considered would eventually take place as a natural evolutionary advancement, when humanity learned to balance its present entropic obsessions.

To come back to our question, does responsible government and economics have a place in ‘the human condition’? The answer is a qualified yes, if Michel Foucault’s ‘Governmenality’ becomes internationally endorsed, as a balancing world-view. Such a vision is consistent with Plato’s ethical politics and more recently, Sir Isaac Newton’s unpublished conviction, discovered last century. In these writings, Newton considered that the present entropic understanding of the mechanical universe, should be balanced by a more natural profound philosophy based upon the physics principles now upholding the new Platonic-Fullerene Chemistry.

Sustainability Involves the Successful Marriage of Ecology With Personal Wellness Lifestyles

Sustainability is generally understood as a capacity to endure and prosper. The term is as applicable to ecology as it is for personal whole-person well-being. Ecological sustainability secures the diversity and productivity of biological systems (e.g., wetlands and forests) over time; individual wellness lifestyles are conscious designs of personal environments (encompassing physical, mental, economic and social dimensions) that advance prospects for the best quality of life.

The wellness concept has grown in scope and acceptance since the term was introduced more than half a century ago in America by a physician named Halbert L. Dunn. To his credit, sustainability was a key feature of his wellness concept, much more so than in later interpretations of wellness in corporate and other settings. Of course, earlier uses of a word similar to wellness can be traced through time around the world. More consequentially, multiple concepts that addressed the issues embraced by modern wellness promoters have engaged philosophers and others throughout human history.

The ubiquity of the terms “sustainability” and “wellness” in current public discourse is telling. The high level of attention reflects concerns about how resources are being used-and misused. The connections between the ecology of the commons and wellness levels of individuals are appreciated by activists for both ecology and wellness. In Austria, for instance, the Department of Health Management in Tourism at the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences offers course work on sustainability. The teaching, research and service conducted integrates ecology and wellness as a single focus. Both fields are recognized as vital to individual and social prosperity. In Germany, the wellness association (Deutschland Wellness Verband or DWV) has developed a sustainability project known as “Green Spa.” Available to all, it is targeted to destination resorts. Experts at DWV develop and make available materials and services supportive of sustainability objectives. A Green Spa award program recognizes spas that have furthered sustainability goals.

Personally, I think the DWV group should also grant a modest award to the first ten English-speaking wellness promoters who can correctly pronounce “sustainability” in German-“nachhaltigkeit.”

I think art could be brought into the sustainability picture. I make this statement because those who manage to successfully organize and maintain mindsets and behavior patterns consistent with ecological sensitivity might be artists in their own right. To live well in the highest sense of sustainability both personal and ecological, one must overcome cultural, economic, genetic and other barriers. Those who function in a fashion that embodies personal and ecological sustainability deserve special recognition, though of course none expects such a thing. But I do believe the feat is a higher form of human expression. It requires creative instincts to wed passions and duties while guiding others, usually wordlessly via modeling-instructing by example. To live well is a beautiful thing-an art form. It more often than not brings happiness and pleasure to the senses. Living this way leads to delights, discoveries and surprises, even thrills of appreciation along the way.

One of my sources for inspiration when writing about and pursuing a REAL wellness lifestyle is the 19th century orator Robert Green Ingersoll. In the manner of a true believer, I sometimes ask myself, “What would Ingersoll think?” Fortunately, there is usually ample material to guide me to discover what he did think about one thing or another. After all, he gave about 100 speeches during his lifetime (1833-1899). A colonel on the Union side during the American Civil War, “Royal Bob” had well formed views on art in the context of sustainability and REAL wellness. Some of these ideas were expressed in a speech entitled “Art And Morality,” published in the North American Review in March of 1888. I’ll offer a few examples.

Ingersoll said actions are deemed right or wrong according to experience and the conclusions of reason. Things are beautiful by the relation that certain forms, colors, and modes of expression bear to us. At the foundation of the beautiful will be found the fact of happiness, the gratification of the senses, the delight of intellectual discovery and the surprise and thrill of appreciation. That which we call the beautiful wakens into life through the association of ideas, of memories, of experiences, of suggestions of pleasure past and the perception that the prophecies of the ideal have been and will be fulfilled.

Like art, REAL wellness that promotes sustainability and cultivates the imagination increases our willingness to “put ourselves in the place of another.” How the world needs more of that! That quote is also from Ingersoll on art.

Here are a few Ingersoll ideas taken from the speech cited above: Love and pity are the children of the imagination…without passion there is no virtue…the really passionate are the virtuous. Art has nothing directly to do with morality or immorality. It is its own excuse for being; it exists for itself…Morality is the harmony between act and circumstance. It is the melody of conduct. A wonderful statue is the melody of proportion. A great picture is the melody of form and color. A great statue does not suggest labor; it seems to have been created as a joy. A great painting suggests no weariness and no effort; the greater, the easier it seems. So a great and splendid life seems to have been without effort. There is in it no idea of obligation, no idea of responsibility or of duty. The idea of duty changes to a kind of drudgery that which should be, in the perfect man, a perfect pleasure.

Adopting sustainability as integral to a lifestyle shaped and fine-tuned over the allotted adult years of life, with attitudes and habits, commitments and contributions reflecting a passion for personal excellence and integrity for The Commons-such is the art of REAL wellness living.

What is artful living in the spirit of sustainability? It is simply living artfully. It is choosing to respect and contribute to the viability of the larger realm-the ecology of nature and society. Artful living invites reason, exuberance, athleticism and liberty in forms as varied as passion, zest, dreams, heroism, triumph and love. Sustainability involves our brain, the “secular soul” or the spirit in our being-all uniquely shaped by our own observations and interpretations. Ideally, we put all this together in the way we live each day-and we do it little by little, bit by bit, over time.

But again, I ask, “What would Ingersoll think?” Happily, his words still have the power and beauty to speak to us today on lifestyle art and sustainability. His soaring language, an art of a most magical quality, provides a noble view of REAL wellness as art. These words can excite our own passions for ecology. These words suggest REAL wellness as an art form. How better to conclude a commentary on art, sustainability and wellness than Ingersoll’s own summation in “Art And Morality” in 1888?

Art in its highest forms increases passion, gives tone and color and zest to life…Art creates, combines, and reveals. It is the highest manifestation of thought, of passion, of love, of intuition…Art civilizes because it enlightens, develops, strengthens, ennobles. It deals with the beautiful, with the passionate, with the ideal. Every brain is a gallery of art, and every soul is, to a greater or less degree, an artist. The pictures and statues that now enrich and adorn the walls and niches of the world, as well as those that illuminate the pages of its literature, were taken originally from the private galleries of the brain. The soul — that is to say the artist, compares the pictures in its own brain with the pictures that have been taken from the galleries of others and made visible. This soul, this artist, selects that which is nearest perfection in each, takes such parts as it deems perfect, puts them together, forms new pictures, new statues, and in this way creates the ideal. To express desires, longings, ecstasies, prophecies and passions in form and color; to put love, hope, heroism and triumph in marble; to paint dreams and memories with words; to portray the purity of dawn, the intensity and glory of noon, the tenderness of twilight, the splendor and mystery of night, with sounds; to give the invisible to sight and touch, and to enrich the common things of earth with gems and jewels of the mind — this is art.

All the best. Be well.

What is Environmental Monitoring and Why it is So Critical?

Environmental Monitoring is a critical process utilized to determine the cleanliness of controlled environments, within the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. These services are usually conducted by pharmaceutical consulting firms who also inspect the manufacturing environment to make sure everything is safe and up to code. Environmental Monitoring serves as a vital pro-active tool for Quality Assurance purposes in the manufacture and control of sterile and non-sterile products and support areas.

When having your business tested, Environmental Monitoring Specialists will conduct a thorough search of the specified area and report back to you using concise data formats. The samples will be collected and sent off to a microbiology laboratory and/or the pharmaceutical consulting company for analysis. This method of service works rapidly to obtain results to identify current or potential contamination problems.

Environmental Monitoring has been criticized in the past for costing too much and delivering too little. However, environmental monitoring services can play a tremendous scientific role by revealing long term trends and potential contamination problems. They can also lead to new knowledge or understanding. Monitoring is essential for determining correct environmental planning and policy. Because of its unique contribution to science, and business, environmental monitoring is an essential and integral aspect of ecological management, research, and policy.

The benefits of Environmental Monitoring are not always entirely clear, as many of the benefits are sometimes not immediately apparent. However, scientific-based imitative monitoring can be absolutely vital in determining if a certain policy is having its intended results. By detecting problems early, monitoring can sniff out any potential catastrophes in the making, saving your company possibly millions of dollars, if a problem is detected early.

For monitoring to be cost-effective, it should be carefully planned in terms of the size, scope, importance, and risks of your project. The cost in monitoring should only be a small fraction of the overall cost of the project, or it will not prove to be balance-effective. However, it is usually a small price to pay in regards to the potential benefits that come from successful management of ecological systems.

Through an aggressive adaptive management approach, environmental monitoring firms can become an excellent source of learning & enabling a significant reduction in the uncertainty inherent in Ecosystem Management. If monitoring is essentially woven into your strategic planning in the beginning of the project, then, what your company could save in time and money is without measure. Without a correct monitoring service, your project could be doomed well before the project ever gets off the ground.

Definition of Ecology – The Study of Earth

Taken from Greek, the word Ecology refers to knowledge of the “house”, or studying the earth and knowing how all the parts are supposed to fit together compatibly. Since the Earth is a living entity in itself, constantly changing, and its inhabitants, plant, animal, and human likewise are changing and must have balance to maintain life, a definition of Ecology can be extended to be the study of the inhabitants of Earth and how they interact with each other and natural resources.

Ecology is considered to be science, as it studies living things and relationships between them. It also looks into natural resources, such as water, air, and soil. Studies are done on an on-going basis to determine what changes may be taking place, such as effects of pollution and particles on water and air over time, what impacts these elements, and how the changes may affect other living organisms.

The study of this science can be micro or macro, looking at small cells or large populations, so there is a lot of room for persons interested in any level to become involved in an area they enjoy studying. Adventurers like Jacques Cousteau and his heirs continue to study the oceans and indigenous animals and fish, and they create interesting documentaries to spread their scientific information.

It is a multidisciplinary science that encompasses many sciences, such as microbiology, geology, entomology, botany, zoology, and others. In recent times, this science has received much publicity, making its presence known in environmentally correct endeavors such as recycling, and awareness of hazardous contamination and its effects. In population and behavioral studies, knowledge of population or species dynamics are discovered and tracked. Other areas of study that fall under the umbrella of the definition of ecology include community use studies, ecosystem ecology, evolutionary and political ecology.

Geographic studies are part of this science, as deserts, tropics, and polar areas of Earth are studied in depth. Global weather, warming and cooling, and weather effects on water levels are yet another area of ecological studies. Modern studies are done with animal and human populations, the effects of vegetation and water resources on these populations, and how changes in one affect another.

Today’s ecologists examine the atmosphere, and hydrosphere, and different types of energy resources. The shifting of continental areas, rising and falling water levels, and atmospheric changes are also part of this broad reaching scientific catch all term. The concept of ecosystem is basic to the definition of Ecology. This is the concept that all organisms have a continuing relationship with every other part of their environment. The health and balance of each is essential to the health and balance of the others. Too many animals can ruin a meadow grassland, thus causing a food shortage, and so on.

Projecting effects of changes can mean the difference between a living planet and an empty, dead sphere. Studying ecology, knowing about our earthly “house” is essential to our planet’s survival, as well as all forms of life here.