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    What does a fish know of water in which it swims all its life? What does a man know of nature of which he is an integral part? The ancient answer is: he knows and he knows not. (cited in Saraswati, 1995 (Ed) Man in Nature)

    The more I have learned in life, and I have learned a lot, the less confident I am in what I know. From this, I conclude that adamancy is a sign of ignorance. M. Ferguson 2010- Polymathica

Friday, 12 September 2008

Amory Lovins

I cannot help but post a link to an article on Economist.com  [click here].  Amory Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute has been very persistent in the face of doubt from others.   His approach can be described as developing holistic technological solutions that help address the urgency for energy efficiency and now the need to address climate change. 

Lovin's work is comparable to ideas and concepts behind Technacy;  i.e. Using knowledge  intellegently to re-organise (agent)  the way things are done (Technical systems and devices)  for the purpose of creating technologies that meet needs, wants and requirements whilst apportioning appropriate value for the eco-resource.

Additionally, Lovins presented some interesting ideas about his Work at 2005 TED conference. Including the idea that less than 1% of the energy produced by an automobile is actually used to transport the person.

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