|| TABLE OF
- - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Click here for CV
from the editor
Dr. Mike Ellis
The Council of Science Editors
THE NEW PARADIGM JOURNAL IS NOW ISSUING
A CALL FOR PAPERS Poverty and Human Development
For Monday, October 22, 2007.
Please submit abstracts to Dr Michael Ellis
The Council of Science Editors
is organizing a Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development
in October 2007. Science journals throughout the world will
simultaneously publish papers on this topic of worldwide interest
- to raise awareness, stimulate interest, and stimulate research
into poverty and human development. This is an international
collaboration with journals from developed and developing
The Approach Of The New Paradigm Journal
The aim of
the New Paradigm Journal is to promote a Renaissance in human
thought, values and conscience based on healing, eco-sustainability
The grave situation in which the World finds itself is based
on conservative entrenched values linked to political expediency
and also the ingrained habits of wealth accumulation at the
expense of anything else.
intimately related to pollution, scarcity of resources and
illness. It is a vicious circle associated with childhood
death and lack of education. Childhood poverty is intimately
related to illness and intellectual retardation later in life...read
- - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Global Citizens for Peace
for Peace is a global alliance of individuals and organizations
dedicated to building a world of peace in which we all live
in freedom, harmony, cooperation and co-prosperity.
We have come together
as concerned Global citizens realizing that with increasing
Global population requiring more and more resources with tremendous
inequality of distribution our planet is reaching breaking
point in terms of economic and ecological crises.
This is having
profound social and cultural effects. We require urgent ecological,
social, economic and political solutions to problems which
affect billions of people if we are to survive sustainably.
During the last
few decades, a radical change has occurred in humanity's awareness
of itself. In simple terms, we have, over the millennia, translated
ourselves from "oneness to aloneness". The truth
is that all life on the planet is connected. This newly acquired
state of aloneness and alienation causes considerable discomfort.
GCFP attempts to understand what we have become and illuminates
our future potential.
The vision of
Global Citizens for Peace is to contribute towards the creation
of a Planetary Peace Culture looking to life and common humanism
as the core values for a sustainable society.
New Paradigm Section
- - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
have to move away from the feudalism of our modern society
in which people are disempowered by the system and by the
nature of the institution.. People are losing there dreams
and yet this Millennium has been called the Millennium of
the Mind. We need to place value in an absolute sense on human
potential. This is essential in a world which appears to be
biologically out of control. The Centre for Change in the
Third Millennium is an open forum and ongoing dialogue for
humankind on key issues affecting sustainable survival and
the search for solutions. It is a global 'think tank', a global
'watershed, bringing together humanity's most inspired and
creative thinking -a convergence of the spiritual, scientific
and humanistic. The aim is the creation of a planetary 'peace
we wish to create a more cooperative and caring global society
or will we persist in ignoring increasing inequity and poverty
in a world, which is already in crisis from environmental
degradation and climate change. Sustainable survival of the
human race is dependent on new ways of thinking. Within the
context of our society there is a occurring a major change
or shift in paradigm in the way we view reality. The new way
of thinking shows that everything maintains itself at the
expense of everything else and that at the deepest level we
are all connected.
Biopolitical Future: Four Scenarios
Full article please see http://www.genetics-and-society.org/resources/cgs/200703_worldwatch_hayes.pdf
genetic Emerging genetic technologies could radically reshape
the world, for good or ill.
Most of us would enjoy being healthier,
smarter, more attractive, and longer-lived. But we also know
there can be too much of a good thing. If we're overweight
it makes sense to reduce, but anorexia can be lethal. A nice
haircut can make us feel good, but repeated, expensive cosmetic
surgery can bring more complications than complements. Most
of us understand this and learn to lead full and productive
lives within the natural range of diversity that comes with
But what if that natural range of diversity
no longer applied? What if it were possible to radically enhance
our looks, brains, athletic abilities, and life span, with,
say, injections of customized genes? What if we could design
our children with chromosomes purchased from a catalogue?
Development, Concepts & Doctrine Centre
The Development, Concepts and Doctrine
Centre (DCDC) has responsibility for the development of the
Joint Doctrine that guides how the UK Armed Forces conduct
their operations, for the provision of long-term conceptual
underpinning for the development of future capability and
for an analysis of the future strategic context.
During the next 30 years, every aspect
of human life will change at an unprecedented rate, throwing
up new features, challenges and opportunities. Three areas
of change, or Ring Road issues, will touch the lives of everyone
on the planet and will underpin these processes: climate change,
globalization and global inequality (see panels below). Progressive
climate change will shape the physical environment within
which a rapidly expanding world population will live, influencing
variable access to habitable land, food and water. The volume
of the world economy will grow more quickly than at any time
in human history and, in socio-economic terms, will become
more tightly integrated, creating globalized interdependencies
and enabling multiple supra-national linkages in all areas
of human endeavour.
While life for most people is likely to
improve materially, a significant number will continue to
experience hardship, and unevenness and fluctuations within
a globalized market-based economy will still mean that life
will be uncertain for most. In all but the most affluent societies,
rapid, large shifts in global markets, which are increasingly
sensitive to uneven supply and changing demand, will result
in potentially dramatic changes in personal fortune and confidence.
Globalized communications will feed aspirations, heighten
expectations and will serve to expose differences in advantage
and opportunity, stimulating grievance and raising the significance
of global inequality as a social and political issue.
This is a brilliant document catalysing
creative thinking backed by scientific data about our Global
The PDf document below is essential
reading for anybody interested in Futures
New Paradigm calls for spiritual, ecological and holistic
worldviews, derived from perceptions of connectedness and
interdependence. There is a need to restore the balance between
the masculine and feminine principles and between humanity
and nature, that we may recreate a sense of wholeness. The
new era needs to use the creative power of the people by respecting
the common ground of humanity, understanding the interconnectedness
of all life, enhancing female and male creativity and opening
the global heart of humankind.
The new physics which underlies our understanding of the world
shows that the universe is a biological self referential field
of energy and intelligence. We are indeed oneness.
of Consciousness and Thinking
words of wise leaders have cautioned us about the need for
a fundamental shift in thinking and perception. Former Czech
President Vašlav Havel and Albert Einstein are two such figures.
Havel, in his February 1990 address to the United States Congress,
spoke of the "antiquated straitjacket of the bipolar view
of the world," and stressed that "without a global revolution
in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change
for the better in the sphere of our being as humans. " Einstein
warned repeatedly that without a fundamental change in human
thinking, our species would drift toward ultimate catastrophe.
FOR THE LAW OF TIME
The crisis we now face is immediate; the
crisis we now face isglobal. In order to face this crisis
we need to become a consciouslycooperating global whole, like
the ocean currents or the tectonicplates; like the life-web
of a forest or like the movements of theatmosphere. We must
unite and work together regardless of ourrace, nationality,
or personal beliefs, in order to meet this crisiswith intelligence
and new solutions.This crisis is a whole system crisis requiring
that our entireway of life be critically questioned. What
are we doing here? Whyare we here in the first place? We have
created a vast machinethat creates more problems than we can
deal with, unless we stopand shift gears. We are propagating
our population at a staggeringrate, and this vast machine
is propagating even faster, at a ratecomparable only to bacteria!
Have we transgressed bounds thatmaintain nature in its balance?
We believe the answer to that question is
"Yes." But why? If aLL of nature is bound by laws
that maintain its harmony, theintegrity of its internal operating
structure, how could we havetransgressed those bounds? The
answer lies in the fact thatwe have become deeply embedded
in an artificial way of life,whose exponential increase is
applying an unyielding pressureto the biosphere - the sphere
of life on Earth. This fast pacedworld makes it increasingly
challenging to experience any sort ofprolonged state of peace,
whether within individuals or withinwhole nations.The point
is, we have to change. There is nothing else in nature.that
uses more than it needs, that creates more waste than it can.manage
and even wastes more than it uses!
"We are monumentally distracted by
a pervasivetechnological culture that appears to have a lifeof
its own, one that insists on our full attention,continually
seducing us and pulling us away from theopportunity to experience
directly the true meaningof our lives."- Al Gore
I am convinced that the Earth and her humanity may overcome
looming environmental crises. Climate awareness and local
actions are proliferating, Brazil is belatedly cracking down
on deforestation and
environmental sustainability is again moving to the political
front burner. But the Earth will only be sustained in the
long-term if we get serious now about ending new environmental
damage, while restoring
ecosystems that have already been adversely impacted.
Humanity has already destroyed, fragmented and diminished
ecological systems far beyond the requirements for long-term
global ecological sustainability.
CRUCIAL aspect of the rising disaffection with globalization
is the lack of citizen participation in the global
institutions that shape people's daily lives. This public
frustration is deeper and broader than the recent street demonstrations
in Seattle and Prague. Social commentators and leaders of
citizens' and intergovernmental organizations are increasingly
taking heed. Over the past 18 months, President Clinton has
joined with the secretary-general of the United Nations, the
director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the
managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF),
and the president of the World Bank to call for greater citizen
participation in the international order.
History and Political
have to create a "reculer pour mieux sauter" to
revalue the human psyche and human being and to bring commitment,
compassion and caring back into hospital wards and general
is now the third leading cause of death in America.JAMA )
However this is not a local problem. The British Medical Journal
declares that in America alone, 199,000 A YEAR are being killed
by errant medical procedures. In the UK, blunders by doctors
are killing 40,000 a year. In Australia, 1 in 5 are being
killed by their own healthcare, and in China, bad medicine
is killing 200,000 every year, with 60-80% of China's 10 million
deaf-mute cases related to The use of inappropriate medicine.
traditional model of "homo economicus" - that ever-rational
individual, always maximizing his self-interest in competition
with others is now acknowledged as unrealistic. This bleak
model of human behavior at the heart of economics is not only
dismal - but increasingly proven wrong by many other scientists
and much recent research by neuroscientists, microbiologists,
psychologists, anthropologists and yes, game theorists. This
is why many recent Bank of Sweden Economics prizes have gone
to scientists studying human behavior beyond the economics
profession, from psychologists to game theorists John Harsonyi,
John Nash and Reinhard Selten in 1994.
instinct of the media is to concentrate only on dramatic events,
e.g. delivering warfare as an incident full of drama and excitement.
Media never really covers a conflict in entirety. It does
not seek to pursue or analyse the situation in any depth,
and news becomes just a passing fancy, rather than an ability
to open eyes or open hearts. We are censored from information.
Just as transnational companies become few and powerful, there
are only several powerful news agencies in the world, which
give information which is often politically or system-biased.
We need to learn from events, and even now the Australian
Government is thinking of limiting our access to the Internet
by charging more for the telephone services that we use.
new feature section for the New Paradigm is on men and women
who combine successfull careers,w ith outstanding community
involvement. Chris McCrae is a Social Entrepreneur, writer,
Economist, Mathematician and Cambridge Graduate who has a
passion to create a Global sustainable Society and Environment.
spirituality and personal transformation
new era and a new millennium can bring us exploration of our
inner world. It can be a more harmonious era of peace, cooperation
and sensitivity - with emphasis leaning towards feminine energy.
Although scientific and technological advances will continue,
emphasis will be more on the exploration of the relationship
between peoples, surroundings and the cosmos ("relationship"
being the key word). During the 2000s Arts will be emphasised
and people will become much more intuitive and creative and
operate on this level. It will be a time of beauty and goodness.
It has the potential to be another Golden Age.( Quote from
Dr Jager Holly Co Founder Centre For Change)
Rupert Sheldrake's theory of Morphogenic fields suggests that
it is consciousness that moulds the DNA. Conceivably we can
mould and change our own DNA within our life time. Stuart
Litvak and A Wayne Senzee in Towards a New Brain quote evidence
of holonomic systemic influence from brain to body to gonadal
cells - inheritance of acquired characteristics.