Re: Capitalism and XML (was RELAX NG Marketing)
> If you can read French (which is guess is possible given your .be domain > name), then you should have a look at this book : French happens to be my mother tongue. Glad that it doesn't show too much in my English prose - at least not to a French reader... > http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/2227139412/ > > It's a pretty interesting criticism of socio-biology, Dawkin's selfish gene > and other related falacies, by two French experts in genetical engineering. > They precisely show that the "human nature" as we call it is not 100% > genetical, but is for a good part determined by social contingencies. They > conclude that there is no link between biological evolution, sociological > evolution and Darwinism applied to economics, and that justifying the two > latter by the former is simply meaningless. Thanks for the link. Coincidentally, I have just started reading this book. Axel Kahn's "Et l'homme dans tout ça ?" and J-C Guillebaud's "Le principe d'humanité" are waiting next to it on my shelves for some attention span. > France is currently in the campaign for presidential elections, taking place > at the end of April. Don't tell me about those ideas. Sigh. Sure, that campaign is followed closely in Belgium, especially among the french-speaking community. Surprisingly (ahem), "security" is the core demagogue issue, and TV newscasts hardly speak of anything else nowadays as that is allegedly what people what to hear about. > French economics student and teachers have protested against the > consequences of this "simplification" in 2000 : > > http://www.btinternet.com/~pae_news/texts/Fr-t-petition.htm Very good, I hope it worked somehow. At least many excellent books are now being published that go against the neoclassical orthodoxy. > I'll stop posting on this thread now, but I would be happy to keep on > discussing this in private. You're welcome. We'll have to start our own HumanistML initiative so that XML contributes to a better mankind rather that the other way around :-) Idealistically, Alain. --- Alain Rogister CTO http://www.ubiquity.be
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