[ba-ohs-talk] Fascinating Ideas Foster Culture of Knowledge
Thanks for your letter on May 31 (shown below) with information on the
book "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations" by David Landes. Research
yielded interesting reviews, and I was able to read through chapter
one, available on the internet. (02)
I greatly enjoy and admire Landes' skills as a writer, historian and
analyst, and appreciate the important task he tackles explaining
factors that impact economic results for nations, regions and peoples,
largely attributed to climate and geography. (03)
So far there have not been any specific references to the influence of
the Bible nor the development of alphabet technology that touch themes
I have tried to set out in NWO, including the reference cited in your
letter on May 31. (04)
Can you help on this point? (05)
What have you seen in Landes' work and reviews of his work that argue
literacy is the driving force of civilization because it augments
innate cognition. Further, does Landes anywhere suggest the next leap
in civilization might come with transition from information to a
culture of knowledge, in like manner that the advance from orality to
literacy led eventually to an industrial, and, today, an age of
Thanks for thinking about these ideas. (07)
Peter Jones wrote:
> Hi Rod,
> Whizzing through your work at
> on automated religion I just happened to pick up on,
> "The Bible is therefore a powerful way to advance civilization."
> at http://www.welchco.com/03/00050/01/09/03/02/03/0309.HTM#JR4H
> You might want to read the superb book from Prof. David Landes called
> "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations". ISBN 0-349-11166-9.
> Best regards,
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> Subject: Fascinating Ideas Foster Culture of Knowledge
> > Jeff,
> > Thanks for favorable comments on Welch work. A reference or two on
> > what you saw that caught your attention provides helpful context. For
> > example, did you review any publications....
> > http://www.welchco.com/00601.HTM
> > ...like POIMS....
> > http://www.welchco.com/03/00050/01/09/01/02/00030.HTM#6221
> > ...or the NWO....
> > http://www.welchco.com/03/00050/01/09/03/02/03/0309.HTM
> > In any case, glad to see that integrating management science, computer
> > science and cognitive science is being developed by others. When time
> > permits, would like to hear about how you are applying these ideas.
> > Thanks.
> > Rod
> > ****************************
> > > Jeff Gruszynski wrote:
> > >
> > > Rod,
> > >
> > > Just wandered onto your site, welchco.com while looking for a
> > > contact for Nyna Casey. Amazing stuff on the site. Love it. I've
> > > come to similar conclusions from a different direction so it's good
> > > to see others thinking the same way. Being the consumate nerd I've
> > > seen it come from cognitive, classification & information theory
> > > combined with economics, sociology and psychology as an "inevitable"
> > > rational result of first principles.
> > >
> > >
> > > Jeff Gruszynski
> > > BSEE,MBA
> > (010)