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Article pare: "BañosdelCarmen" Global Environmental Assesment: A symbiodibersity Approach
Re: "BañosdelCarmen" Global Environmental Assesment: A symbiodibersity Approach
26 nov 2008
Global Science is a recent term mainly applied to approach Earth Systems, that is the dynamic process of crossing transversally all the scientific disciplines which explain the Earth, or Gaia System, as a global ecosystem.
Global Science is thus connected with Global Education, specialy the focus by Edward Selby and colleagues.
Unfortunately, educational and research systems are still dominated by reductionism, resulting in a cartesian approach where disciplines "are sacred" and thus almost independent among themselves.
This situation creates a multipolar territory of knowledge analogous to the multiple composed insect' eye, but whitout almost any interconnection among the individual eyes, that is, among the different scientific and educational disciplines.
All that permit to have a better view of the paradoxal position of this new integrational approach that we call Global Science.
If almost all people from modern educated societies see the world as the infinite addiction of so many pieces of knowledge without significant interrelationships among themselves, It wouldn't anything but easy to try to travel in oppossite direction, that is, in the integration direction.
All this problems have been studied by different authors. We could choose Michel Serres ("El Paso del Noroeste") because of his crude vision about the impossibility to efectively re-connect, after a history of reductionism, both social and natural sciences.
Thus we see, among this big scientific problem, two different levels in the barriers constructed by reductionism.
The barrier between natural and social sciences, and the barrier among disciplines or fields of knowledge, because of specialization and hiperspecialization.
The territory of knowledge has being transforming towards a archipelago where the islands are increasing in number and in distance among them, and decreasing in surface.

This archipelago landscape of knowledge, present two important and basic challenges for actual societies.
Firstly, to know the different islands, mainly the most significant ones.
Secondly, to build the interconnections among these islands of knowledge.

It is also very important to take in account that "our experience is actualy our own boss". According with our experience (more specialist or more generalist) this will be decisive for our understanding.
Because if you are a "robinson" living in a small island, for you would be very difficult to understand iformation of another, very different island.
CNT Girona