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ICFDocumentary Welcome to my page documenting the march of Human Progress. Bienvenido a esta página documentando la marcha del progreso humano.

Operating as usual

03/15/2022
Human Death Delayed
02/08/2022

Human Death Delayed

This is HUMAN PROGRESS, of the moral kind
01/19/2022

This is HUMAN PROGRESS, of the moral kind

01/18/2022
01/09/2022

#humanprogressfacts

12/31/2021
12/31/2021

HUMAN PROGRESS – A LOOK FROM THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
Eighteen months after I started my search for evidence of human progress, on the day before a New Year is born amid a global pandemic, political tensions, fake news, local conflicts, social distrust, personal isolation, waves of crimes, and a shroud of pessimism throughout, the thoughts, testimonies, and images of “Human Progress-the Bad, the Good, and the Factual” were passed along for its last stage of editing, before its first public screening early in 2022.
It was a humbling but exhilarating adventure of discovery, documenting the triumphs and failures of humanity and seeing it all, only possible from the shoulders of giants.
The march upwards of human progress is driven by the struggle to rise above the challenges of the external world, to satisfy human desires, solve problems and achieve a society sustainable in general wellbeing and a healthy environment, rather than a blind economic growth with consequential social, environmental, and food security threats.
The extraordinary achievements in human wellbeing are now gravely at risk. The unprecedented impact of the coronavirus pandemic, combined with the environmental crises the world is facing, threatens to reverse the gains in human progress and development, leaving societies around the world vulnerable and more unequal.
“What distinguishes COVID-19”—writes Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office of the OECD—“is the triple hit to health, income, and education, fundamental building blocks of human development. And as a result, the global human development index is on course to decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in 1990 – something that can still be avoided or at least mitigated with strong policy responses.”
Unless we make the right individual choices—echoes the UN warning—and leaders make theirs on recovering from the pandemic to avoid more severe environmental problems and social inequalities, the world faces a future of lurching from crisis to crisis, reversing gains made in recent decades in health, education, social freedom and combating poverty.
Now is the most appropriate moment to heed Dr. Zachary Karabell’s advice: “At its worst, today’s capitalism is risky, reckless, and rapacious, unmindful of its impact on society and addicted to the motto that more is always more. Surrounded by these conditions, we might forget that it doesn’t have to be this way—today’s capitalism is just one of many capitalisms, and we can choose to swim in new waters instead. (Dr. Zachary Karabell is founder of The Progress Network).

Global Leaders Pledge to End Deforestation by 2030
11/08/2021
Global Leaders Pledge to End Deforestation by 2030

Global Leaders Pledge to End Deforestation by 2030

The landmark agreement reflects a growing recognition of nature’s role in helping to address global warming. Still, critics said it wasn’t ambitious enough.

¿Que prefieres, un agujero en la cabeza, o microcirugía? - https://mailchi.mp/93af41b9e8b6/did-you-know-that-global-pove...
08/21/2021
¿Que prefieres, un agujero en la cabeza, o microcirugía?

¿Que prefieres, un agujero en la cabeza, o microcirugía? - https://mailchi.mp/93af41b9e8b6/did-you-know-that-global-poverty-is-in-decline-4984281

From painful medieval trepanations into painless minimally invasive approaches, cranial surgery development was driven by new scientific discoveries. Their current widespread use and efficacy are only possible due to technological advancement and scientific knowledge. The development of anesthesia,....

¿Que prefieres, un agujero en la cabeza, o microcirugía? - https://mailchi.mp/3a916c8f5a5c/did-you-know-that-global-pove...
08/21/2021
¿Que prefieres, un agujero en la cabeza, o microcirugía?

¿Que prefieres, un agujero en la cabeza, o microcirugía? - https://mailchi.mp/3a916c8f5a5c/did-you-know-that-global-poverty-is-in-decline-4984273

From painful medieval trepanations into painless minimally invasive approaches, cranial surgery development was driven by new scientific discoveries. Their current widespread use and efficacy are only possible due to technological advancement and scientific knowledge. The development of anesthesia,....

What would you choose between a hole in the head and a microneurosurgery? - https://mailchi.mp/1346c1f8ffbd/did-you-know...
08/20/2021
What would you choose between a hole in the head and a microneurosurgery?

What would you choose between a hole in the head and a microneurosurgery? - https://mailchi.mp/1346c1f8ffbd/did-you-know-that-global-poverty-is-in-decline-4984181

From painful medieval trepanations into painless minimally invasive approaches, cranial surgery development was driven by new scientific discoveries. Their current widespread use and efficacy are only possible due to technological advancement and scientific knowledge. The development of anesthesia,....

06/04/2021

Human Progress
05/27/2021

Human Progress

🇺🇸 (🇪🇸 Abajo) Nuances on Human Progress, through the lens of Dr. Domingo Cavallo.Yesterday, in an interview for our docu...
05/03/2021

🇺🇸 (🇪🇸 Abajo) Nuances on Human Progress, through the lens of Dr. Domingo Cavallo.
Yesterday, in an interview for our documentary "Human Progress", with his remarkable frankness and spontaneity, Dr. Cavallo offered his observations about a globalized human progress and his reflections through the Latin America cultural lens.
For Argentines, no introduction is needed, but for the rest of our audience it may be important to know that Dr. Domingo Cavallo received his Doctorate in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and his PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
Dr Cavallo was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Economy for Argentina.
He never hesitated to take tough decisions and defend the rule of law. He resigned in 1996 after denouncing corruption, judicial manipulation and mafia control within the government.

🇪🇸 Matices del Progreso Humano, bajo el cristal del Dr. Domingo Cavallo.
Ayer, en una entrevista para nuestra documental “El Progreso Humano”, el Dr. Cavallo, con la franqueza y espontaneidad que ya le conocemos, ofreció sus reflexiones matizadas con el cristal cultural Latinoamericano.
Para los argentinos no necesita introducción, pero para el resto de nuestra audiencia le interesará saber que el Dr. Domingo Cavallo, Economista, recibió su Doctorado en Economía de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba y su Doctorado en Economía de la Universidad de Harvard.
El Dr. Cavallo fue Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores y Ministro de Economía de Argentina. Nunca dudó en tomar decisiones difíciles y defender el estado de derecho. Renunció en 1996 tras denunciar la corrupción, la manipulación judicial y el control de la mafia dentro del gobierno.

04/17/2021
04/17/2021

🇺🇸 (🇪🇸 Abajo) I am proud and very pleased to share the landing of my documentary film under the fiscal sponsorship of "From The Heart Production." With their guard and the additional support from friends and everybody else sharing the cause of Human Progress, we will reach the final stretch to have the film completed and available in both the English and Spanish versions.
🇪🇸 Estoy orgulloso y muy complacido de compartir el aterrizaje de mi documental bajo el patrocinio fiscal de "From The Heart Production". Con su guardia y el apoyo adicional de amigos y de todos los demás que comparten la causa del Progreso Humano, llegaremos a la recta final para que la película esté completa y disponible tanto en inglés como en español.
"A quien le interese:
From the Heart Productions, Inc. tiene el honor de proporcionar patrocinio fiscal para la película Human Progress: The Bad, the Good, and the Factual. Seleccionamos cuidadosamente las películas que patrocinamos y creemos que este proyecto hará una contribución positiva a la sociedad y al campo del cine.
Hemos estado financiando películas con éxito desde nuestros inicios en 1993 bajo el Código de Rentas Internas 501 (c) (3) de 1954. También estamos clasificados como una organización benéfica pública bajo la sección 509 (a) (2) del Código. Como tal, cualquier donación monetaria a nuestro Programa de Patrocinio Fiscal califica como contribuciones caritativas según el Código Fiscal de EE. UU.
Estamos orgullosos de respaldar este proyecto y animarle a que lo apoye.
Atentamente,
Carole Dean
presidente
De Heart Productions, Inc.

Source: Steven Pinker's Tweet   🇺🇸 As of today, this is the best news of 2021 (🇪🇸 Español Abajo)."Human Progress for Beg...
04/11/2021
Human Progress for Beginners, Children's Book, organized by Tony Morley

Source: Steven Pinker's Tweet
🇺🇸 As of today, this is the best news of 2021 (🇪🇸 Español Abajo)
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"Human Progress for Beginners" is the first children's book to advance the story of human progress and the truly astonishing improvements in global living standards that have taken place in the last 200 years. The book seeks to tell the optimistic story of how much better our lives are today than they were before industrialization —the "Enlightenment Now" for children if you will.

Hasta el momento esta es la mejor noticia del 2021
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🇪🇸 "El Progreso Humano para Principiantes" es el primer libro para niños que promueve la historia del progreso humano y las verdaderamente asombrosas mejoras en los niveles de vida globales que han tenido lugar en los últimos 200 años. Con honesto optimismo, el libro narra la historia de cuán mejores son nuestras vidas hoy de lo que eran antes de la industrialización, o como podría llamarse el "Renacimiento Ahora" para los niños.
https://t.co/479vnLOXIh?amp=1

"Human Progress for Beginners" is the first children's book to advance the s… Tony Morley needs your support for Human Progress for Beginners, Children's Book

FROM HumanProgress.Org🇺🇸 The global maternal mortality rate has plummeted due to advances in human health. Maternal comp...
04/07/2021
HumanProgress.org on Twitter

FROM HumanProgress.Org
🇺🇸 The global maternal mortality rate has plummeted due to advances in human health. Maternal complications are becoming rarer, and prenatal care and skilled health staff more common. THAT IS PROGRESS.
🇪🇸 La tasa mundial de mortalidad materna ha decrecido debido a los avances en salud humana. Las complicaciones maternas son cada vez más raras y la atención prenatal con personal de salud capacitado son más comunes. ESO ES PROGRESO.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1379754635892756481

“The global maternal mortality rate has plummeted due to advances in human health. Maternal complications are becoming rarer, and prenatal care and skilled health staff more common. #WorldHealthDay Read more: https://t.co/TPdEXPU0mL Explore the data: https://t.co/sBNJM9AclK https://t.co/2WkFlts60d...

🇺🇸 Polarized politics is dialectical politics. And dialectical politics is bad — a hall of mirrors in which each extreme...
04/01/2021
Hate cancel culture? Stop supporting the GOP.

🇺🇸 Polarized politics is dialectical politics. And dialectical politics is bad — a hall of mirrors in which each extreme at once defines itself by its opposition to an ideological enemy and depends on that opposition to enhance its own power and public support, transforming bad events into good news, and positive developments into setbacks.
Think of the interminable dispute in and around the state of Israel. The Palestinian extremist's greatest enemy is the maximalist Israeli settler committed to permanently annexing the West Bank for Greater Israel. Yet the would-be terrorist's aims are also advanced by the incendiary words and deeds of the maximalist settler, because they justify greater acts of armed defiance — just as the settler's cause is furthered by every act of Palestinian terrorism.
🇪🇸 La política polarizada es política dialéctica. Y la política dialéctica es mala: es una sala de espejos en la que cada extremo se define por su oposición a un enemigo ideológico, a la vez que depende de esa oposición para alimentar su propio poder y apoyo público, enmascarando los malos acontecimientos como buenas noticias y los acontecimientos positivos en fracasos.
Piense en la interminable disputa sobre del estado de Israel. El mayor enemigo del extremista palestino es el colono israelí maximalista comprometido con la anexión permanente de Cisjordania para el Gran Israel. Sin embargo, los objetivos de los aspirantes a terroristas también son promovidos por las palabras incendiarias y los hechos del colono maximalista, porque justifican mayores actos de desafío armado, al igual que la causa del colono se ve favorecida por cada acto de terrorismo palestino.
https://theweek.com/articles/974199/hate-cancel-culture-stop-supporting-gop

The only way out of this dialectical madness is through the center

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We can’t put the media, the politicians, the doomsayers, and the uninformed under a veil of ignorance, but we can lift ours and see the world as it really is. The “Human Progress—the Bad, the Good and the Factual” documentary shows how.
“…what can we tease out of prior human experience and constructively apply to our present, in the hopes that it will create a more meaningful, balanced, egalitarian, inclusive, affluent future?”
We can’t put the media, the politicians, the doomsayers, and the uninformed under a veil of ignorance, but we can lift ours and see the world as it really is. The “Human Progress—the Bad, the Good and the Factual” documentary shows how.
Lifting our veil of ignorance #HumanProgressFacts
Greetings, Albert. Beautiful website! Very interested to see where you take us. Around the bend of the river...?