TOWARDS an Equitable Society: balancing left- and right-brain activities

13 11 30 BuddhaAs a former software diagnostician in CERN, I am used to being in the 12% minority that Chi Onwurah MP highlighted in her keynote speech at Women Shift Digital.

But after (male) doctors, instead of admitting they can’t help me, told me my pain is psychological, I learned more about psychology, philosophy, religion and consciousness than I ever wanted to know, having studied mathematics and computing.

Now I am reading not only Pythagoras Trousers – God, Physics and the Gender War – the history of science by Margaret Wertheim, but also Siddharta by Hermann Hesse.

And, once again, I am acutely aware of the need for

  • more women needing to influence not only Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) but also philosophy, psychology and religion
  • the West needing to embrace Eastern philosophies and religions including the art of Tantra, the Kamasutra and the Taoist approach to love and sex
  • adopting awareness and consciousness as principles of learning and teaching – beyond mechanical ‘skills training’.

In Hesse’s novel, Siddharta was sure of 3 skills: thinking, waiting and fasting…

When we learn how to think, as logically as a computer and as associatively as ‘blue sky artists’ and ‘free spirits’, we can create

That’s my contribution to the age of software-based thinking and life-long and life-wide learning – beyond what books have given us so far.


About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is now a solution to the Prime Number problem:
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1 Response to TOWARDS an Equitable Society: balancing left- and right-brain activities

  1. Pingback: Points to remember of philosophy versus spirituality and religion | Stepping Toes

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