9/8/18 paul oyer: fei-fei li : lei zhang - WE WELCOME q&a THE MORE MATHEMATUCAL OR HUMAN THE BETTER chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk MA stats cambridge 1973

2016 bangladesh schools go edigital nationwide :: brookings video :: Bangla video :: brac how's that
1/1/21 we have entered the most exciting decade to be alive- by 2030 we will likely know whether humans & tech wizards can save futureoflife- tech surveys indicate odds of accomplishing this greatest human mission would be lot less without spirit of a chinese american lady at stanford-...
bonus challenge for those on road to glasgow cop2 nov2021: future 8 billion peoples want to value from 2021 rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

GAMES of world record jobs involve
*pack of cards: world record jobs creators eg fei-fe li ; fazle abed ...
*six future histories before 2021 starts the decade of empowering youth to be the first sustainable generation.

problem 99% of what people value connecting or doing to each other
has changed (and accelerated in last three quarters of a century- while laws, culture and nature's diversity and health are rooted in real-world foundations that took mother earth 1945 years to build with -and that's only using the christian calendar

1995 started our most recent quater of a century with 2 people in Seattle determined to change distribution of consumers' markets - the ideas of how of bezos and jack ma on what this would involve were completely different except that they changed the purpose of being online from education knowledge to buying & selling things -
nb consuming up things is typically a zero-sum game or less if done unsustainable- whereas life-shaping knowhow multiplies value in use
from 1970 to 1995 knowhow needed to end subsistence poverty of over a billion asian villagers was networked person to person by women with no access to electricity grids- their number 1 wrjc involved partnerships linked by fazle abed - borlaug's crop science was one of the big 5 action learnings -its person to person application saved a billion people from starvation; the first 185 years of the machie age started up bl glasgow university's smith an watt in 1760 had brought humans to the 2 world wars; when people from nearly 200 nations founded the united nations at san francisco opera house 1945 chances of species survival looked poor- miraculous;y one mathematician changed that before he died 12 years later- john von neumann's legacy was both the moon race and twin artificial intel labs - one facing pacific ocean out of stanford; the other facing the atlantic out of mit boston .. who are top job creating economists by practice - health -refugee sports green hong kong..where are top tour guides around billionaire 1 2 around poverty,,, we the peoples ...

Monday, July 19, 2021

gandhi einstein


 “Mahatma Gandhi's life achievement stands unique in political history. He has invented a completely new and humane means for the liberation war of an oppressed country, and practiced it with greatest energy and devotion. The moral influence he had on the consciously thinking human being of the entire civilized world will probably be much more lasting than it seems in our time with its overestimation of brutal violent forces. Because lasting will only be the work of such statesmen who wake up and strengthen the moral power of their people through their example and educational works. We may all be happy and grateful that destiny gifted us with such an enlightened contemporary, a role model for the generations to come.” by 1931 ganhi was politely telling londoners that their colonial power were siphoning away 80% of india's economy -Everything including education, sanitation and health etc had to be managed with the rest of 20 per cent.


Albert Einstein, is considered as one of the greatest minds in the world who played a major role in revolutionising modern Science. His admiration for Mahatma can be seen clearly in a letter he addressed to Mahatma Gandhi, in the year 1931, praising his methods. Gandhi remained an important influence on Einstein’s life and thoughts.

Gandhi’s concept of satyagraha can be defined as a devotion to truth. This concept appealed to Einstein greatly. The primary reason behind this is its principled ground against political expediency and for the type of moral commitment that depends on self-scrutiny and an inquiry into cause and effect. Similar to the counter-intuitive theories of Einstein, Mark Shepard (who wrote the biography of Mahatma Gandhi) defines satyagraha as a hard to grasp concept, especially for those who are used to seeing power in the barrel of a gun.

Known to be a conservative, Albert Einstein had expressed profound regret after publishing an equation that encouraged the development of the nuclear bomb. He also addressed a letter to the US President Franklin Roosevelt, informing him about the risks associated with nuclear bombs.


Einstein aco-chaired an anti-lynching campaign and issued a scathing condemnation of racism during a speech he gave in 1946 at Philidelphia's Lincoln College, the alma mater of Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall in which he called racism “a disease of white people.” That same year, notes On Being’s executive editor Trent Gilliss, Einstein “penned one of his most articulate and eloquent essays advocating for the civil rights of black people in America.” Titled “The Negro Question” and published in the January 1946 edition of Pageant magazine, the essay, writes Gilliss, “was intended to address a primarily white readership.”

Einstein begins by answering the inevitable objection, “What right has he to speak about things which concern us alone, and which no newcomer should touch?” To this, the famed physicist answers, “I do not think such a standpoint is justified.” Einstein believed he had a unique perspective: “One who has grown up in an environment takes much for granted. On the other hand, one who has come to this country as a mature person may have a keen eye for everything peculiar and characteristic.” Speaking freely about his observations, Einstein felt “he may perhaps prove himself useful.”

Then, after praising the country’s “democratic trait” and its citizens’ “healthy self-confidence and natural respect for the dignity of one’s fellow-man,” he plainly observes that this “sense of equality and human dignity is mainly limited to men of white skins.” Anticipating a casually racist defense of “natural” differences, Einstein replies:

I am firmly convinced that whoever believes this suffers from a fatal misconception. Your ancestors dragged these black people from their homes by force; and in the white man’s quest for wealth and an easy life they have been ruthlessly suppressed and exploited, degraded into slavery. The modern prejudice against Negroes is the result of the desire to maintain this unworthy condition.

The ancient Greeks also had slaves. They were not Negroes but white men who had been taken captive in war. There could be no talk of racial differences. And yet Aristotle, one of the great Greek philosophers, declared slaves inferior beings who were justly subdued and deprived of their liberty. It is clear that he was enmeshed in a traditional prejudice from which, despite his extraordinary intellect, he could not free himself.

Like the ancient Greeks, Americans’ prejudices are “conditioned by opinions and emotions which we unconsciously absorb as children from our environment.” And racist attitudes are both causes and effects of economic exploitation, learned behaviors that emerge from historical circumstances, yet we “rarely reflect” how powerful the influence of tradition is “upon our conduct and convictions.” The situation can be remedied, Einstein believed, though not “quickly healed.” The “man of good will,” he wrote, “must have the courage to set an example by word and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by this racial bias.”

Read the full essay at On Being, and learn more about Einstein’s committed anti-racist activism from Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor’s 2006 book Einstein on Race and Racism.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

francis - the last 300 years of the old world got really interesting starting with st francis

everything changed just before 1500 when the med sea navigators of the old world discovered both new world of america to the west and circumnavigating africa to reach asia to the east - but the last 300 years of the old world's tri-continent- Africa-Asia-Europe was probably the most peaceful and multi-win trading in human experience to that date
and i happily thank francis as the smartest western leader

Francis of Assisi
 (born Giovanni di Pietro di BernardoneItalianFrancesco d'AssisiLatinFranciscus Assisiensis; 1181 or 1182 – 3 October 1226), venerated as Saint Francis of Assisi, also known in his ministry as Francesco, was an Italian Catholic friardeaconmystic, and preacher.[3] He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of St. Clare, the Third Order of St. Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land.

Coming from 5 generations of Diaspora Scots - i am wary of top down religions, top down staNdardised education curricula, complex top down laws 

bi happily celebrate the ideology of francis
he was a servant leader who went to live with the poor, try to work out what poverty traps were needed for their family/community to grow

he asked his female followers the clares to be last mile communty healthworkers
he asked his male followers to study nature's diversity

he made a visit to Muslims to positively connect his ideology and theirs and this helped make the western end of the silk road whose eastern end was built round consciousness cultures revering multiple natural sprits not one overall god- THE MAPS OF MARCO POLO TELL THIS JOYFUL STORY

personal weariness: -a very scottish viewpoint? if we used a time machine to visit my 4 times great grandad on the isle of arran in 1840s on a sunday you would have seen most of the island doing over an hours walk to meet in a community circle- what to do next? the english having colonised scots were thinning our population- landowners were told they would be taxed around the view that they quarterly made more profit from sheep than growing families- so my descendants negotiated just enough money to emigrate- today that explains why scots are 80% a worldwide diaspora nation not having made a livelihood on our homeland