This article appears in the May 12, 2023 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
LAROUCHE’S IDEAS PRESENTED
Moscow Conference Commemorates
the 160th Birthday of V.I. Vernadsky
May 2—On April 18, 2023 Jason Ross of the LaRouche Organization (TLO) and Richard A. Black of the Schiller Institute addressed an online conference in Moscow, titled “Globalistics—2023: Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Processes.” The 10-day conference was dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the birth of the eminent Ukrainian-Russian scientist, Vladimir I. Vernadsky. It was held at Lomonosov Moscow State University and was sponsored jointly with the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION) and the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research.
Vernadsky, born in St. Petersburg, Russia, lived from 1863 to 1945. He founded the field of biogeochemistry: the study of the relationship between inert chemical matter, life processes, and human creativity as a force in the development of the universe. He is most famous for his analysis of the Biosphere, the term which he used to denote the envelope of all living matter—taken as a “One”—in, on, and above the Earth.
In 2013, Russian Academician M. Ya. Marov characterized Vernadsky’s contributions as follows:
By rethinking natural phenomena, and drawing philosophical generalizations from them, he laid the foundations for new areas of contemporary knowledge. He made an immense contribution to geochemistry and to the study of the history of the chemical elements of the Earth’s crust, to mineralogy and to the study of the Earth’s water cycle, as well as to the study of the nature of symmetry and of time. He laid the foundations of radiochemistry as one of the major fields in the development of nuclear power. He was the first to investigate the crucial problem of the close relationship between the activity of man and living organisms, on one side, and geological processes, on the other; this investigation provided the basis for his concept of the biosphere. He is also credited with investigations into the history of the foremost branches of science, and of methodology for the compilation of scientific knowledge.
Jason Ross presented by video his ongoing research, titled, “Vernadskian Time: Time for Humanity,” and Black presented a paper titled, “V.I. Vernadsky and L.H. LaRouche: The Distinct Power of Noesis and Its Metric.” Ross has published his research here; in the magazine, Leonore, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2022, pp. 28–44; and here in Executive Intelligence Review, Vol. 49, No. 27, July 15, 2022, pp. 30–32.
Immediately following is Richard Black’s live presentation.