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CATEGORY: How Should Humanity Steer the Future? Essay Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: Our Fictions and the practicable Way out by David Levan [refresh]
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Author David Levan wrote on Apr. 22, 2014 @ 12:36 GMT
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Let us comprehend what we people are. What really means humanity. What is fiction, and what are the roots of our existence. Please try to recognise all illusions and unveil the cardinal links. Solar energy is the way which is to follow. Not only solar cells, but subsequently solar supplied electric cars. Humans, who recognize and evaluate the power of solar radiation, are able to substantially reduce thier food consumption.

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Free researcher - quantum physics, astrophysics, philosophy.

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Anselm Smidt wrote on Apr. 22, 2014 @ 17:21 GMT
Unsere frühen Vorfahren würden wir nicht als Menschen zu erkennen.

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Margarita Iudin replied on Apr. 29, 2014 @ 00:08 GMT
Hello David,

You know your essay is not so good. You mentioned many very important (you say, cardinal), fascinated things. Titles of your reference sources, I do not mean the content now,.. helium droplet, topology of the quantum vacuum, and so on, are great. I feel your optimism and enthusiasm, but from your essay I am not sure whether you know enough to write on the subject. For instance, you write about ...the possibility of direct supplying of human body through solar radiation. We use solar radiation for many things, like vision. Do you know how the eye sight works, about retina, photo-receptive cells,schemes,chemical molecules? Biocells, including cells in human skin, need solar radiation for their functioning. Helium droplet is a totally different story. You ask a rhetoric question whether we are only material beings. I think it is not exactly a topic for discussion. Yes, we are not material beings, even some have materialistic views.

I wish you bets luck and to bring your thoughts in order.

Be well,

Margarita Iudin

I would like to know privately whether you understand anything from my essay. It is not really for general public, but some parts, like examples, maybe OK. You see I want to have a non- expert opinion of somebody curious and enthusiastic like you are.

You may look at my entry about imagining the future. I hope my essay will encourage you to learn more about ways of knowing and to apply analogous imagining in your field of interests.

Please disregard any typo mistakes you may encounter

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Joe Fisher wrote on Apr. 24, 2014 @ 15:10 GMT
Dear Mr. Levan,

Although I found some parts of your essay somewhat illusive for me to fully grasp, it was certainly so well written that I did not mind in the least. I do hope that it does well in the competition.

Regards,

Joe Fisher

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Margarita Iudin wrote on Apr. 29, 2014 @ 00:13 GMT
Who is Anselm Smidt?

I understand that Anselm Smidt wants to attract an attention. An attention to what?

Margarita Iudin

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Georgina Woodward wrote on May. 7, 2014 @ 23:46 GMT
Hi David,

you raise very many interesting questions to ponder.

Re solar energy: It is necessary for production of vitamin D by the skin cells. I have read that there is a pandemic vitamin D deficiency because especially in developed countries so much time is spent indoors and also avoiding the sun to prevent skin cancer. The irony is that vitamin D deficiency is linked to a number of internal cancers. Vitamin D has many uses in the body and I have heard it called an essential hormone rather than just a vitamin. I suspect that your good health is due to optimizing your vitamin D levels and that good health is reflected in your controlled appetite.

More use can be made of solar technologies, (and other technologies such as wind power), there have been great advances in efficiency.However at this stage the cost is still too high for me to purchase photovoltaic solar panels. Though I did watch an interesting TV programme that showed how to make a water heating panel from black painted aluminium cans.It is daft to be throwing away solar energy and then extracting energy in less environmentally friendly ways, so I agree greater use of solar energy is one direction we should steer towards.Regards, Georgina

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Peter Jackson wrote on May. 21, 2014 @ 19:35 GMT
David,

Just the mention of God seems to consign essays to the bottom. Yours was very short but had some value, and I do agree better solar energy is our most valid aim, so a small boost coming. But I suspect not responding or reading other essays may drag you back down.

Best wishes.

Peter

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