From an interdisciplinary scientist with breathtaking impact
“I applaud your endeavor to establish Thales Day on the calendar at a time when language is used more often for propaganda than as a medium for the pursuit of truth.
Stories, ritual, and celebrations are a way of communicating knowing and of sharing a common culture just as the sacrament of touch communicates love in a different way than words. However, Mythos is a story that bounds our knowledge and is haunted by its temptation to believe it to be objective fact; this belief enables the powerful to control and exploit a neighbor. Logos knowledge is derived from the process of dialogue with Nature, with Mythos, and with Adversary. Dialogue has no bounds; it allows continued testing and modification of belief in our quest for the discovery of truth and of reconciliation with all people.
John B. Goodenough”
Nobel laureate John B. Goodenough is a solid state physicist and chemical engineer from the University of Texas, USA. He is the father of the lithium-ion battery technology that ushered in the age of portable electronic devices and is powering our current transition to electric vehicles. Goodenough also helped lay the groundwork for the development of the random-access memory (RAM) for the digital computer.