"I do not have anything against Plato. I can say that I know him a little and I had always enjoyed reading your thoughts here. My feeling, however, is that it is often used as a bulwark, a monument, a commemoration, an anchor to go no further. Not only with Plato, but with all the classics. You do not want to go further because you do not want to sail offshore. I see this looking at my country from afar, inside world Anglo-Saxon which has completely different reference systems ". (Anonymous) .

Nabla: "If you navigate offshore means progress, that's great. But if it means throwing the tradition under the sea or ignore, then we get necessarily a setback useless: we can not start from the invention of the wheel. In any field of inquiry, we must leave from what has been discovered or analyzed by the great: we must rest on the shoulders of giants, we can not do without. The problem is that to make a real step forward, in the end we must have the courage to climb higher with our own forces. But if we do not want to rest on this strong shoulders, we risk to rely on unsafe scaffolding and crumbling. Nowadays we tend to mix everything, confusion reigns. Many authors, for example, mix in fancy theories of various areas of know in an extremely shallow".
Marco: "I see what you mean; But I think we must try to unite the different fields of knowledge, or we may have as many drawers divided than ever will not communicate with each other ".
Nabla: "Yes, we must unite and not divide only, and I am also interested in this. But we join with criterion, not with fantasy, or we may create confusion on confusion. And then add also means conceiving unity in separation. No need to prepare a soup, but pull the different tones in harmony.
So the Giants are feared and respected, instead of mistificarli and banalizzarli, is, in this way, help us to build our way. On the opposite bank, but, It is likely to get caught between the powerful arms of the giants: their weight is too large for us to make us crush. During certain historical periods the "classical authorities" have blocked the development of the know and knowledge for long periods: those who came from the camp of those who were considered the only reliable authorities were not heard or were even condemned ".

Marco: "in my opinion, the authority makes sure that culture is sediments and produce a know fairly uniform or, anyway, rotate around a central fulcrum. This prevents the anarchism know (O relativism philosophical) gates of all the human cognitive capacity. In fact, in un completo relativism You could not be adduced knowledge, it's the same power communication of language would be questioned. In times when there is a strong authority, the language It is fairly uniform and accepted by all (at least one "academic"), although the circulation of new ideas is severely limited. When prevailing ideological anarchism, it is difficult even to hold a conversation '.
Nabla: "about that, I happened to open debates in debates because each person proposing a meaning different for a word. at the end, to quibble about meaning given to terms that cropped up in the speech, we could not even understand what we wanted to talk, and we even forget where we started ".
Marco: "On the opposite bank, we said that the authorities imposing unity, however, it limits the freedom of expression and creativity '.
Nabla: "Yup, as often happens the "status ideological" of the company oscillates between these two extremes to maintain a balance dialectical dynamic '.
Marco: "So both are necessary evils because a balance Static is very difficult to obtain ".
Nabla: "at this point, but, I would make a distinction between two methods of investigation ".
Marco: "Which?".

Nabla: "That scientific and what not scientific. I'll explain. The science It has a rigorous and objective method and the results should have experimental confirmation. So the know scientific produce una knowledge certain and indisputable, if it applied within the scope of experiments. for example, although relativity surpassed Newtonian mechanics, it is not correct to say that Newtonian mechanics is wrong. Simply, it applies only to a narrow field of application. to understand, if we want to invent and build the plane just Newtonian mechanics. Instead, for the design of satellite-based positioning system (GPS) We have to call in aid the laws of general relativity, since there could be conditions in which the relativistic effects are not negligible. In short, the past is not necessarily throw with the introduction of what are called "new scientific paradigms". in particular, for l 'evolution knowledge scientific, some ideas, entities and theories are completely abandoned and buried, forever, in an imaginary cemetery scientific. Atre are maintained, but acquire a meaning different in the new "scientific paradigm". Others are absorbed and integrated into the new system. Quindi è importantissimo conoscere fine ciò che hanno scoperto i giganti, However, it is not enough. Unfortunately it often neglects that also for the development of science It offers a rare and precious: creativity. Unlike, I think that the school system and university, where many professors stand in defense of knowledge in the fight against the demons of religions, propose a model of industrial robotics. The Italian education system tends to stifle creativity, at the expense of an exaggerated notionism. Indeed, school programs are vast, but the boys, in concreto, They learn and make their own only a small percentage of ideas and concepts. Even the university tends to produce talking robots. He studies everything and more, and the graduate, instead of learning to "know-how", learn to quickly ingest and, passively, notions. In tal modo, we often find ourselves with graduates and specialize in a field of knowledge, who only learned by heart and "repeated pappardelle" what was asked of him. Some of them do not have the slightest grasp of discipline they studied and attended for years and, when it comes to making and create, fall into the deepest abyss ".
Marco: "But the blame is also for students who are not greedy knowledge ".

the knowledge last edit: Sunday,4 April 10:23, 2010 the nabladue

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