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Who makes the change?- a scientist, a social reformer or a writer.

When disciplines of studies fight for superiority, science often gains upper hand. Are we forgetting the social reformers like Gandhi? The writers who have stored their wisdom in their immortal works are also not given their due share of recognition. Too much emphasis on science has resulted in the erosion of social, ecological and spiritual values.

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    Aug 4 2013: Lalitha --

    Everyone makes change. Scientists and social reformers (including writers) serve only, at best, as communicators and catalysts, whose abilities to engage others to a concern or cause are their contribution to the effort. But, without many, many others, social change simply can't occur.

    Here's something I wrote that explains my point through a constructivists prism: http://dynamicshift.org/archives/act-like-a-tree

    Andrea

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