Principles of Science for Durable Economic Progress
The speakers on Panel III presented many aspects of science from the perspective of economic progress, and the necessity for creative breakthroughs to advance both. Moderator Stephan Ossenkopp, speaking from Berlin, began with an update on the latest insanity on energy policy in Europe, counterposing that mentality to the exciting prospects offered by China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Jason Ross, the Secretary-Treasurer of The LaRouche Organization, and former Science Adviser to Lyndon LaRouche, took up the subject of “Vernadskian Time”, a principle developed . Speaking of the “arrow of time” to mean that time and development are directional, he explained that principle as expounded by Vladimir Vernadsky, who developed the division of three main domains of processes on Earth: the non-living, the living, and the “noösphere.” Ross further discussed the coherence between living processes and a human economy as defined by Lyndon LaRouche.
Three scientists—from Italy, Russia and the United States—presented aspects of their specialties. Francesco Battaglia, Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Modena, spoke on the “Fraud of Climate/Energy Transition.” With illustrations, he challenged the premises of the failing EU energy policy, noting that over 1000 scientists have signed a petition to the UN secretary general insisting that “there is no climate emergency”, and demonstrating that the idea of eliminating fossil sources of energy is not only wrong but also impossible. Dr. Ed Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Co-Editor of Hormesis: A Revolution in Biology, Toxicology and Medicine, debunked another fraud, which is that all radiation is harmful. He reported, for example, on the benefits of bone healing with targeted doses of radiation.
From Russia, Professor Sergei Pulinets spoke on, “A Vernadskian Approach to Earthquake Forecasting.” He is the Principal Scientific Researcher of the Space Research Institute, of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Crediting Vernadsky as laying the groundwork for his work today, Pulinets presented, with many illustrations, his work. He called for extended international cooperation, in scientific work based on a holistic approach to climate, weather and seismic activity.
William C. Jones, formerly EIR White House correspondent, rounded out the picture of Vernadsky’s life, including political history, scientific advances and his great cultural contributions. As both a Russian and a Ukrainian, Jones pointed out, Vernadsky should also be an inspiration for uplifting the populations of both countries today in a spirit of cooperation.