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Jorge Enrique Linares / Facultad de Filosofía y Letras UNAM

When the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was established 60 years ago, its Constitution declared that peace must be founded upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind. Julian Huxley, the first Director-General, pointed out that in order to make science contribute to peace, security and human welfare, it would be necessary …

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“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that he suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance. We have learned to fly the air like birds, we’ve learned to swim the sea like fish, and yet we haven?t …

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A few thousand years ago people of the Fertile Crescent invented the technology of capturing words on flat surfaces using abstract symbols: literacy. The technology of literacy when first invented, and for thousands of years afterwards, was expensive, tightly controlled, precious. Today it effortlessly, unobtrusively, surrounds us. Look around now: how many objects and surfaces …

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