we need a change of the paradigm – dialogue of civilizations — my latest work

I’m very proud to present my latest film:

Every autumn since 2003 the ancient Greek island of Rhodes hosts a session of the World Public Forum «Dialogue of Civilizations» called the Rhodes Forum that brings together public figures and statesmen, academics, religious figures and representatives of the arts, mass media and business spheres from all over the world. The sessions of the WPF «Dialogue of Civilizations» proved the urgency and efficacy of the Forum by bringing the focus of world public opinion to the problems of intercultural dialogue and the need to work out instruments to make interaction among cultures and civilizations possible. The results achieved by the Forum give a hope for further harmonization of international relations and strengthening of stability in the world.

http://wpfdc.org
http://rhodesforum.org
http://rhodesyouthforum.org

http://www.facebook.com/world.public.forum
http://twitter.com/wpfdc
https://plus.google.com/106755027882395646316/posts
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about&gid=4236665

Director/Editing: Susan Florries
DOP/Post-production: Volkmar Geiblinger
Post-production: Thomas Rath
Sound editing and mixing: Johannes Paul Heilig
Composer: Chris Angelo

Produced by: Trilight Entertainment – http://trilight.eu

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Short comment on faith, science and Richard Dawkins

I’m an evolution fan, although quite convinced of that we don’t yet know how evolution works. It’s such a complex process, and many factors might still be unknown. But the basic idea is convincing to me, and it’s one of my favourite spare time research topics. In that journey I have read some of the work of for example Richard Dawkins, and seen many of the films in which he explains Darwin’s ideas, the theory of evolution, different ideas on altruistic behaviour, etc. He has made so many interesting findings and delivered many fascinating ideas and concepts to the world – like memes (see below). A great mind indeed! Besides, he seems like such a nice person, especially when he holds a lecture for kids.

But even if he seems a really nice person, he can at times come over as a bit too sarcastic and too sure of the truth of his own world view. His atheism is  just as much faith-based as any other faith to me, and his failure to see that (or at least communicate that he realizes that if he does), is sad to see.

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Mycoremediation of the Japanese landscape after radioactive fallout: Nuclear Forest Recovery Zone by Paul Stamets

“By sampling other mushroom-forming fungi for their selective ability to hyper-accumulate radioactivity, we can learn a great deal while helping the ecosystem recover. Not only will some mushroom species hyper-accumulate radioactive compounds, but research has also shown that some mycorrhizal fungi bind and sequester radioactive elements so they remain immobilized for extended periods of time. Surprisingly, we learned from the Chernobyl disaster that many species of melanin-producing fungi have their growth stimulated by radiation.”

 

http://goo.gl/WOJvO

Gomphidius glutinosus hyper-accumulates radioactive Cesium 137